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Willow Fire Evening Update August 5 2015

The 8:30:40 PM report has the Willow Fire at 90% contained, 5,702 acres.


Incident Overview

Fire crews will continue mopping up hot spots on the fire perimeter and holding all lines on the fire perimeter. Smoke can still be seen within the fire as interior islands and heavy down material smolder.
Fire crews will continue with fire line suppression repair. Fire line suppression repair is repairing or improving land damaged during fire suppression and line construction. Resource Advisors from the Forest Service identified the extent of suppression repair needed. Those repairs can vary depending upon the intended use of the affected area after the fire. Resource Advisors identify natural and cultural resources which may have been impacted during the Willow Fire.
The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team continues their survey of the burn area.. The BAER program is designed to address emergency situations through its key goals of protecting life, property, and critical natural and cultural resources. BAER teams are staffed by specially trained professionals: hydrologists, soil scientists, engineers, biologists, vegetation specialists, archaeologists, and others who rapidly evaluate the burned area and prescribe emergency stabilization treatments.


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