From Bill Walker… and by the way, Bill, thank you so much for taking such good care of us this summer!
Unless something unusual happens, this is the last daily fire summary. In general, the area fires are in pretty much a holding pattern, waiting for a season-ending event to finish them off.
I may continue to pass on the occasional press release.
The current fire area perimeter maps are attached.
Slightly cooler than normal temperatures should prevail for several more days, with scattered showers over the weekend and at mid-week..
The Whale Butte fire is still at 515 acres with containment now at 93%. Fire activity continues to be minimal. Crews continue clean-up and rehab work.
Coal Ridge is at 280 acres. Containment is 70%. This one isn’t going anywhere. Nothing to report.
Howe Ridge is at 14,499 acres. Containment is at 20%. Activity is minimal, except for near the Inside North Fork Road and Howe Creek where unburned fuels remain. This may require some water drops and there could be smoke from these areas.
The Boundary Fire is at 2911 acres. Containment is at 14%. There’s been minimal fire activity, mostly smoldering and creeping. Air support is available if needed.
The Paola Ridge Fire remains at 1004 acres and 45% containment. Fire lines are holding. Overall, it’s patrol and monitor and mop-up as needed. Air support is available if 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/