The Beaver Fire (#390) lessened in intensity yesterday but grew to 12,960 acres. The fire has not yet crossed the South Fork of the Chena River. Most of the fire’s growth occurred on its southeast, east and northeast sides. On Thursday personnel will monitor the fire from the air and secure military sites in the Yukon Training Area. Incident managers are working closely with military officials, discussing options, contingencies and safety issues. The fire is burning predominantly in a military impact area where unexploded ordnance poses a known risk.
Firefighters on the Ninetyeight Creek Fire (#391) will spend Thursday securing containment lines and removing equipment that is no longer needed. Most resources will soon be pulled off this fire and held in reserve for responding to new fires in the Yukon Training Area or re-assigned to other wildfires. The Lassen Interagency Hotshot Crew will remain on the Ninetyeight Creek Fire until Sunday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from noon today to midnight on Friday. A Red Flag Warning means warm temperatures, very low humidity and stronger winds are expected to increase fire danger. The high temperature today is forecast to be 87 degrees, and relative humidity will be near 30%. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon may produce gusty and erratic winds.
Restrictions: A temporary flight restriction (TFR) is in effect for the areas over the Beaver Fire and Ninetyeight Creek Fire.
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