The burnout operation around Seneca was successful last night. Night crews began lighting off of hand constructed fire line as soon as they arrived on scene, finishing early this morning. This action has reduced fuels around the small mountain community and will give more security to homes and historical structures within the active fire area. Firefighters will begin mop-up operations around Seneca today, removing any trees that pose immediate hazards to structures.
The Sheriff's Office as of 1000 hours is lifting the Sheriff's Advisement for Prattville. The Mandatory Evacuation Order for Rocky Point Campground, Big Meadows, AlmanorBoat Ramp, Almanor Dam has been lifted to Advisory Notification for Rush Creek has been lifted. Carbon Road to Butt Lake Dam from Highway 70 "Hard Closure" Rush Creek Road from Highway 70 - "Soft Closures" Seneca Road, Humbug/Humboldt Road from Highway 89 - "Hard Closure" Butt Lake Dam, Ohio Valley Road, Butt Lake Road, Humbug/Humboldt Road from Highway 89- "Hard Closure".
Smoke will continue to be present over the fire area in the next several days as pockets of unburned fuels within containment lines catch fire. Crews continually monitor these fires to ensure they remain low intensity burns that meet firefighting objectives. Aerial resources will be utilized to support suppression efforts within the burn area when necessary.