Thompson Ridge Fire Incident Update 08/11/2023

#ThompsonRidgeFire Update 8.11.23:This morning, Great Basin Team 5 has taken command of the fire. Precipitation yesterday improved relative humidity recovery, as much as 80% in some areas. This helped to minimize fire behavior throughout the fire area. Firefighters today will continue to improve dozer and handlines on the eastern flank of the fire. On the northeastern edge, the fire is in the burn scar from the old Pole Creek Fire. Firefighters are using that to their advantage, since the previous fire burned away much of the dead and down fuels in that area, minimizing vegetation available to burn. Crews will continue to scout opportunities for access and control options on the northwest and southern edges of the fire.The weather forecast today is for scattered thunderstorms, with temperatures ranging from the 80s at lower elevation to the 70s at higher elevation. There may be occasional wind gusts up to 40 mph, as the storm system moves through the area. Overall, the fire behavior today is expected to be moderate, thanks to yesterday’s precipitation.Photos of the Thompson Ridge Fire aerial view – taken morning of 8.10.23.

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