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Successful fireing operations in both DIV Z. Multiple resources sent to the Sierra Fire on the Tahoe NF to assist with initial attack while the Incident continues to support Initial Attack requests over the TFR footprint. A partial 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 surroundings recreational areas. Good progress continues in Suppression Repair.
Control lines were wind tested today in the upper elevations of the fire. Some isolated heat sources were identified by ground crews that posed no threat to the line. The majority of the fire is landscaped with interior patchwork sources of heat as larger fuels are consumed. Containment efforts continue to target those hot spots where accessible. The most active portion of the fire is along the Deep Canyon drainage. Fire slowly has been backing down the slope at a low intensity and rate of spread.
he south, west and north perimeters of the fire remainin patrol status. This is due to completion of fire lines and minimal to no hot spots being detected inside the fire line in these areas.Crews have completed burning operations adjacent to the Mosquito Ridge Road, along the eastern perimeter from Duncan Peak to the bottom of Deep Canyon. This tactic was highly successful as it reduced the potential of the main fire escaping containment lines. Now that burning operations are completed, these same crews will transition into detecting and extinguishing any remaining hot spots. This eastern edge is now in mop up status.With increased containment of the fire, additional fire crews have begun work repairing areas affected by fire fighting activities. This has included chipping material piled next to roads during fire line construction as well as identifying needs to construct water control devices along fire lines throughout the fire area.Forest visitors are asked to adhere to area and road closures. These closures are in place to protect visitors and fire fighters. The roads and areas that have been closed are unsafe due to fire-weakened,burned trees that pose a risk of falling, as well as frequently heavy smoke making visibility extremely poor. These areas and roads will be re-opened as soon as possible.
Hand Crews: 25 Engines: 72 Dozers: 11 Water Tenders: 34 Helicopters: 6
Closure Update: Mosquito Ridge Rd (FSR 96) remains closed from the junction 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 remains closed from Humbug Canyon Road (FSR88-066) to Robinson Flat Campground and Forest Rd 43 (Robinson FlatRd) remains closed from Robinson Flat Campground to Mosquito Ridge Rd. Robinson Flat Campground and Duncan Peak Lookout also remain closed.French Meadow Reservoir and access to the Oxbow Middle Fork American Rafting Launch put in remain open.