From Bill Walker…
The current fire area perimeter maps are attached.
We’ve got a decent chance of some wetting rain today and Sunday. Cool temperatures should prevail for several more days.
The Whale Butte fire is still at 515 acres with containment at 92% (was 90%). Fire activity continues to be minimal, with no increase expected. Crews are busy cleaning up and removing slash and debris. Once they’ve got all that mopped up, they will start rehabilitating the dozer lines.
Coal Ridge is at 280 acres. Containment is 70% (was 68%). This one isn’t going anywhere. Nothing to report.
Howe Ridge is at 14,499 acres (was 14,224). Containment is at 20%. The fire was quiet with some smoke in the Camas Ridge area but no water drops. Crews are patrolling along the Inside North Fork Road and the northwest perimeter.
The Boundary Fire is at 2911 acres. Containment is at 14%. There’s been minimal fire growth. Crews are still holding it at the eastern perimeter, with three Canadian helicopters dumping plenty of water where needed. The fire is being held along the eastern perimeter at an avalanche chute. Crews are patrolling where feasible. Some hose lays are being picked up and Goat Haunt fire protection gear is being removed.
The Paola Ridge Fire remains at 1004 acres and 45% containment. The fire is backing down the north slope as expected. Overall, it’s patrol and monitor and mop-up as needed.
Whale Butte Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6149/
Coal Ridge Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6142/
Howe Ridge Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6135/
Boundary Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6170/
Paola Ridge Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6140/