Today is the last operational shift for most resources on the Left Fork Fire as fire management transitions back to the local unit tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. and will be managed by Type IV Incident Commander.
Tag: Left Fork Fire
Today, fire crews will use water from hose lays and helicopter bucket drops to work fire perimeter inward and extinguish any pockets of heat. This will further secure the fire line and keep the fire within its existing footprint. The fire will likely continue its minimal, creeping behavior within the fire perimeter.
Wildland fire crews will continue today working on constructing and improving fire perimeter handline. Accessibility for the fire fighters is challenging due to limited road access and steep terrain along with high winds.
The Left Fork Fire is burning mixed conifers as wildland fire crews continue to build line around the fire’s perimeter.…
Powell Ranger District fire managers will continue to assess the Left Fork Fire while getting additional resources in place to engage the fire during today’s operational period. A Type 1 Helicopter is expected to arrive on scene this morning and begin firefighting operations. The fire is estimated at 100 acres burning in timber, litter, understory and logging debris. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.