Cougar Rock Complex Sees 2% Jump in Containment – Dailyfly.com Lewis-Clark Valley Local community

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The Cougar Rock Advanced near Elk River is documented at the similar 8,079 acres burned as yesterday and noticed a 2% jump in containment bringing the 11 fires to a put together 63% contained. 
 

Rain and increased humidity yesterday lessened hearth habits for all fires in the intricate. The elaborate acquired up to 50 % an inch of rain in the very last 24 hrs. Crews ended up ready to make fantastic development and show far more containment on the Benton and Butte Creek fires.

The Scott and Goat Creek fires obtained rain during the working day and into the evening. The Goat Creek Hearth has eaten the Hobbit Hearth, reducing the number of fires in the advanced from 11 to 10. Moist temperature and large humidity are forecast for right now.

Thunderstorms are probable, bringing the probable for wind gusts of up to 40 mph. Firefighters on the Goat Creek Fireplace will concentrate their initiatives on the south/southeast corner. They will evaluate attainable containment traces together the Timber Creek Highway.

Firefighters will be spread around the perimeter of the Scott Hearth mopping up incredibly hot spots. Crews on the Benton and Butte Creek fires will carry on to mop up and raise containment.

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