Aug82017

Minerva 5 Fire 85% Contained

Minerva 5 Fire 85% Contained

Weather conditions have been favorable for firing operations, mop-up and suppression repair in the past few days. The Minerva 5 fire personnel assisted the local Forest Service with initial attack on the Poslin Fire yesterday. Crews worked through the night monitoring fire lines. The fixed wing infrared flight shows the firing operations in Divisions M and N were successful in eliminating pockets of unburned fuel within the interior of those divisions. These areas continue to hold a substantial amount of heat.

Fire objectives for today: Fire crews will continue mop-up and holding operations throughout the day, reducing the threat to adjacent infrastructure and the community of Quincy. Line improvement and repair will continue on all divisions of the fire. Air support will continue to aid crews in holding and mop-up operations.

Afternoon and evening mountain thunderstorms will continue through midweek. Thunderstorms may contain locally heavy rainfall, but some dry lightning cannot be ruled out. Temperatures will gradually increase with highs near to or above normal.

For updates throughout the day please see the Plumas NF Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/USFSPlumas/ or check fire status at Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5434/.

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