55% Contained

The Lone Peak Hotshots pulled out today—bringing many yards of hoses. We’re so grateful for the competence and ambition these guys bring to their jobs….
The fire appears to be behaving in our area: 55% contained on the American side.
They came and took down the sprinklers from Tuscarora. Tomorrow the evacuation is pushed back to the Cross River—and residents will be allowed to the end of the trail briefly.
The plan is for the fire to be contained by Sunday, May 20th. Contained means the perimeter of the fire is blackened with hose laid all around it.
The fire may not be controlled until late summer or fall . Controlled means that someone signs on a dotted line assuring that the fire will not flare up again.
A drizzly day today enhanced progress, optomism, and the green shoots at the moose pond.
As the active fire moves up on the east end of Saganaga, we worry about the homeowners and buisiness up in Canada….we sure could use another cold and rainy day.

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2 Responses

  1. steveegg says:

    That’s very good news, especially the green at the moose pond.

    Hopefully those rain showers I’m seeing on that radar continue to roll through and stay awhile.

  2. Dave says:

    Hang in there! I will pray for a real soaker and for the safety of all of the folks involved.