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American Fire Sunday PM Update

24, 304 acres burned and 78% containment Sunday evening. Successful fireing operations in both DIV Z and DIV R. Hold and improve in DIV T. Firing operations continue in DIV Z. The Incident is also supporting Initial Attack requests over the TFR footprint. Apartial road closure of Mosquito Ridge Rd(Hwy 96)from the junction of the Ralston Rd(Forest Rd 23), east to the junction of Forest Rd 96-052, west of French Meadows Reservoir for public and firefighter safety. Recreational opportunities remain open in French Meadows and adjacent surrounding recreational areas. Good progress in Suppression Repair. Voluntary evacuation has been lifted.

The south-west, west and north-west sides of the fireare in patrol status. Fire crews continue to improve and mop up interior of containment lines on the north and north-east sides of thefire. Crews are continuing a back firing operation utilizing a low intensity burn to strengthen the containment line on the east side of the fire.The fire has burned through Antoine, Manila and Screwauger Canyons aswell as the Barney Cavanah Ridge. Interior burning will continue for several days. These areas have no previous fire history and have not burned in more than 100 years. Consumption of heavy fuels may produce single and group tree torching with active smoldering and creeping in ground fuels. Crews have begun repairing areas damaged by firefightingactivity this includes; chipping of materials piled adjacent to roadsduring construction of firelines. Due to increased containment excessive personnel are being released.

Hand Crews: 30 Engines: 78 Dozers: 19 Water Tenders: 38 Helicopters: 13


Structures Destroyed: 5 structures have been destroyed by the American Fire.

Closure Update: Mosquito Ridge Rd (FSR 96) is closed from thejunction of Ralston Ridge Rd (FSR 96-023) to the junction of the Duncan Diversion Dam access road (FSR 96-052), west of French Meadows Reservoir. Foresthill Rd is closed from Humbug Canyon Road (FSR88-066) to Robinson Flat Campground and Forest Rd 43 (Robinson FlatRd) is closed from Robinson Flat Campground to Mosquito Ridge Rd. Robinson Flat Campground and Duncan Peak Lookout remain closed. French Meadow Reservoir and access to the Oxbow Middle Fork American Rafting Launch put in remain open.


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