Left Fork Fire Now 93% Contained
Hard working crews are continuing to gain control of the last few remaining heat sourced near the perimeter of the Left Fork Fire. Fire managers now report the fire is 93% contained. Thursday was the most windy day that crews faced since they arrived on the incident. Fire managers kept a close eye on the areas that still are not contained but saw minimal fire behavior. No torching was observed, and most of the heat is being found in stumps and heavy fuels. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning that goes in effect Saturday. While the emphasis remains on full suppression, some areas of the fire that are contained are ready to begin suppression repair. This refers to the work done to reduce the impacts that crews and equipment made during firefighting operations. These efforts reduce potential soil erosion, repair damage to infrastructure, and lessen the crews’ impact on the land long term. In the meantime the Antelope Valley fire burning on Bureau of Land Management land in the Arizona Strip has been 75% contained. The lightning caused fire has been burning since Saturday, June 26th. It is currently mapped at 102 acres.