Caribou Lake Fire Remains Mostly Smoldering At 57 Containment

Caribou Lake Fire Remains Mostly Smoldering At 57 Containment

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On Wednesday, crews made significant progress and completed large sections of containment line on the east, south, and west portions of the Caribou Lake Fire. Fire activity on the fire is mostly smoldering and creeping with some isolated single tree torching. The fire grew four acres, for a total of 904 acres; and is now at 57 percent contained.The current estimated containment date for the fire is September 4. Sarah Saarloos with the Division of Forestry: “I’ve never been so happy to be at 57% containment on a fire and with all of the work this keeps us on track on that projected containment date of September 4.” A TFR is in place for air space over the Caribou Lake Fire (9/7506 NOTAM). The TFR includes unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, as well. Flying drones near wildfires could cause injury or death to firefighters as a result of a mid-air collision with tactical firefighting aircraft. Saarloos: “Were that containment is remains at the edge of where those cabins are. We are feeling very confident that those cabins in and around the lake are not threatened.”  Cooler temperatures and cloud cover will limit fire growth. Minimal fire growth is expected over the next several days. Firefighting aircraft continues to be available to assist firefighters on the ground as needed. Although there are cabins and other structures in the area, no structures are threatened at this time. On Thursday, firefighters will continue with the full containment strategy. Crews will secure existing control lines and mop up to reduce potential for flare-ups and spotting, while working to secure the northern edge of the fire in the Boxcar Hills.last_img

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