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Incident commander reports Chips Fire under control
Samantha P. Hawthorne
Despite containment of the 75,000-acre Chips Fire Aug. 31, Forest Service officials anticipate the fire is likely to smolder and create flair-ups until fully doused by the first heavy rainfall of the fall season. Between now and then personnel will continue mop-up operations, to include water drops, throughout the fire zone. Photo courtesy Susan Mueller, Dyer Mountain Photography
A meeting to discuss final plans to put out the Chips Fire and restore the forest at the Chester Memorial Hall, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m., also introduced new incident commander Joe Molhoek to the public.
“This has been a long and difficult fire,” said Lawrence Crabtree, Plumas National Forest deputy supervisor. “We have been all out from the beginning. We couldn’t stop the fire, so we brought in a team to help us.”
“We spent millions of dollars on this fire and we are going to keep spending money. What we don’t want is to hear people ask why we didn’t spend more money to put it out sooner.
“We have had 72 fires so far this year. Out of the 72 fires, only two were not put out immediately. We are proud of the fact we can put out fires.”
Once the fire reached 100 percent containment, Team 4 had to examine the complexity of Chips Fire and decide what team would be best to suited to take over.
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