Crews at work on the Toll Fire. Photo by Victoria Metcalf

Crews continue mop-up; almost contained

9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 24: The Forest Service is predicting two days to 100 percent containment on both fires. The Toll Fire remains at 58 acres, but is now 90 percent contained; and the Squirrel Fire is 80 percent contained at 350 acres. That’s a jump from what was previously reported, but that’s due to more accurate reporting.

8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23: The Forest Service announced this morning that fire crews are continuing their work on the 58-acre Toll Fire (now 85 percent contained) and the 300-acre Squirrel Fire (now 75 percent contained). Both fires brokes out Sunday afternoon; a man has been charged in arson for those fires. Spread is minimal, though there have been flareups on the Squirrel. Once the spread is completely contained, helicopters will focus on interior hotspots, while crews on the ground continue the grueling mop-up work. Yesterday’s storms produced little moisture, but the potential for more fires from lightning.

2 thoughts on “Crews continue mop-up; almost contained

  • August 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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    Well, those good ‘ole boys are getting plenty of great work done! Is another thank you too redundant? So what! THANK YOU!!!!

  • August 25, 2017 at 12:23 pm
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    Thank you for the updates. A big Thank you to God for all the amazing fire workers. I pray God to bless you and keep you; to make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you all; I pray The Lord to lift up His countenance upon you and fill you with peace. And bless you all abundantly and openly for all the hard work and dedication, for protecting our families and loved ones.

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