Love recognizes no barriers.
It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls
to arrive at it’s destination full of hope.
Night shift crews reported that the fire burned actively on the west flank. On the southeast flank, crews will work on line construction in the Redstone Canyon area (our canyon).
Structure protection within the fire perimeter remains a priority. Firefighters will use infrared technology to identify areas of concern. Infrared flights have been flown nightly to provide important information to firefighters. The infrared imager identifies areas of heat along the fire perimeter and within the interior. It also shows the intensity of the heat and provides satellite coordinates for the heat sources. In a large fire, this helps firefighters pinpoint the areas that need additional work. The central and eastern zones of the fire show a few areas of isolated heat sources, with much of the intense heat occurring on the southeast, west, and northwest flanks.
Two cool fronts pushed across the fire area through the night bringing cooler air and slightly higher humidity. The east side of the fire is cloud covered with relative humidity near 70 percent. The central and west zones of the fire have relative humidity in the teens. Today’s high temperatures are expected to be in the 70s with relative humidity of 13 – 16 percent. Winds are predicted to be out of the east, shifting to southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
17 helicopters:8 Type 1 Helicopters;3 Type 2 Helicopters;6 Type 3 Helicopters (3 Blackhawk Helicopters included in those numbers)
4 Heavy Air Tankers (available if needed)
18 Type 1 Hand Crews
23 Type 2 Hand Crews
23 Water Tenders
6 Feller Bunchers to cut and gather trees