Springs Fire Update 8-24-19
Current Situation: Crews will mop up today in the northern area of the fire that has recently burned. During the heat of the day, some interior unburned vegetation and downed snags will continue to ignite. Last night fire crews continued to bring fire carefully to the containment lines using strategic ignition tactics to meet the objective of reducing fuel load on the landscape by allowing for low intensity fire effects. This method leaves a mosaic pattern of burned and unburned areas of underbrush.
Safety Record For Springs Fire:To date, there have been no lost time accidents on the Springs Fire. After the fire started on July 26th, the decision was made to implement the current management style. At peak staffing there were 251 personnel assigned for the day and night operations. All of the normal wildland hazards are present on this incident. One exception is extreme fire behavior. The absence of extreme fire behavior has contributed to the crews ability to pace themselves and operate safely. For public and fire personnel driving safety, a Forest Closure is in effect to reduce risks for both.
Fire Camp Free Tour: Join us at Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center (RV parking lot) on Sunday Aug. 25 at 10:00 AM for a free tour of fire camp, bring the kids! Please, no pets.
Community Meeting: Fire managers will provide a Springs Fire update and be available for questions. Tuesday Aug. 27 at 6:00 PM. We will meet in the Theatre inside Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center.