Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Nash Fire Map and Operational Update

Here's the latest perimeter of the Nash Fire as of September 4 at 4:36pm. This was flown by a National Guard helicopter yesterday afternoon and they were able to get a fairly good look at the perimeter. Our Operations Chief also flew the fire earlier today and saw continued growth to the south. The terrain in this area is very steep and constructing fire line would not be safe or effective. Where the fire is moving east, it is currently burning directly into the lava and will pose little threat as it naturally runs out of fuel and cools off. We have continued fuels reduction efforts around Elk Lake today and are preparing roads for indirect suppression of the Nash if it were to make a movement to the southeast.

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