Incident UpdateMcFarland Fire
Date: 08/19/2021 Time: 7:07 PM
Crews had another successful day, as lighter winds helped moderate fire spread. The northern and northwestern edges of the fire continue to hold well. Firefighters are patrolling the area to ensure that lines remain secure. Containment lines are also successfully keeping the fire west of the Vestal and Weemasoul Roads, and firefighters continued to strengthen those lines today.
The fire was most active today around Beegum Gorge, where it continued to back into Beegum Creek. Aircraft was used extensively to help cool the fires edge, and it has been successfully held on the west side of the creek. Protection of structures in the Gorge and in Platina remain the highest priority.
The fire remained active on its southern end, where it has burned to the boundary of the Yolla Bolly Wilderness. Steep, inaccessible terrain continues to challenge firefighters. Tomorrow, crews will work to build containment lines south of Tomhead Mountain. Old dozer lines will also be reopened to help stop the fires southern spread.
Weather tomorrow is predicted to be hot and dry, with slightly decreased winds. Warm and dry conditions are expected to persist through the weekend.
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