Thursday, August 10, 2017

Parker 2 Fire update for August 10


The Parker 2 Fire is currently 8079 acres and 40% contained.

Guess who's coming to fire camp? Smokey Bear will make a guest appearance at our Camp Tour TODAY, August 10, 2017. The tour will be held at the Parker 2 Fire Incident Command Post at the Rotary Fields in Alturas. Please let us know you're coming by calling us at 530-276-8097 or emailing us at 
eastzonemodocnf@gmail.com.

Crews completed line yesterday on the northwestern edge of the fire. They will continue to patrol and mop up, strengthening fire lines, removing hazard trees, and making sure that there are no threats to fire containment. Besides checking and extinguishing hot spots, they will remove hazard trees and “cold trail:” use an un-gloved hand to feel the ground for lingering heat. Crews are working around the spots and fingers on the northeastern side of the fire, making sure every edge has been carefully contained.

Crews are working directly on the fire’s edge on the southeastern edge (from Parker Creek east) to contain the fire in the Wilderness. The persistent low pressure that has been over California for the past week will produce one more day of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Drier weather is predicted to move into the area tomorrow, with a possible cold front predicted Sunday night into Monday. Information, photos, and maps for the Parker 2 Fire are available on Inciweb at 
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5462/ A Forest Closure remains in effect for the fire area. The full text of the Closure and a map are available on the Modoc National Forest website at https://goo.gl/t9gKKP

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