Cougar Rock Advanced Remains Unchanged for the Third Day – Dailyfly.com Lewis-Clark Valley Neighborhood

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The Cougar Rock Intricate burning around Elk River has stayed at 8,079 acres burned and 63% contained for the final three days. Having said that, on Thursday at 6 a.m. command of the Cougar Rock Complicated will transition from Excellent Basin Team 3 to the Maine Sort 3 Team and the Pennsylvania Form 3 Crew.  

Yesterday, firefighters assigned to the Scott Fire contained a greater part of the east flank of the fire. Nowadays they will go on to seem for and extinguish sizzling spots on the south and southeast portions of the fire.

A feller-buncher and two dozers have been assigned to the northwest flank of the Goat Hearth to make a containment line. Sprinkler systems have been established up to shield an clothing store camp northwest of the fire and a cabin southeast of the hearth. The sprinklers are being checked to ensure they will do the job if that gets to be important. 

The southern flank of the Benton Fireplace is absolutely contained. The west facet is also completely contained, such as the region all around the cabin in the northwest corner of the hearth area. Firefighters have taken out hearth-ruined hazard trees from the cabin region as nicely.

On the Butte Creek Hearth, crews will commence on a contingency line currently from Thompson Creek to the major of Steep Creek to maintain the fire contained if it advances past Thompson Creek. Both the Benton and Butte Creek fires continue on to creep downhill towards Dworshak Reservoir. Crews are creating a contingency line concerning the Benton and Butte Creek fires to avert the a single or both of those fires from escaping to the south as a result of the hole in their recent perimeters. 

Today’s forecast calls for hotter, dryer weather conditions. This could direct to an maximize in fire exercise. Stormy temperature is predicted for the weekend. 

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