Firefighters are about to call it a win over the Schneider Springs blaze
For the first time since the Schneider Springs fire started in early August, firefighters are close to full containment. The blaze that started with lightning on Aug.4 is now 86% contained on 107,404 acres.
A press release from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, cooler days and nights help firefighters better control the blaze. They say all the flames and smoke are inside the fire perimeter and pose no threat to the containment lines. They add that “the removal repair is in full swing with bulldozer lines repaired, dangerous trees removed and roads repaired. Resources begin to deploy because they are no longer needed or they expire.
THE SNOW WILL HAVE THE LAST MOMENT ON THE FIRE
Fire officials say 100% containment, due to the rugged and remote terrain, will not happen until snow falls on the fire area.
The area has increased thanks to more precise mapping.
The next update will take place on Thursday October 7th and it will be the last update from the firefighters in the field.
Road and area closures are still in effect. Even when they open, the inside of the fire perimeter will remain closed.
WANT MORE INFORMATION? CHECK THE LINKS
The fire information line remains open, but if you have any questions that are not related to the fire, please visit one of the websites below.
Facebook: https: //[email protected]
Campfire restrictions: https://tinyurl.com/WADNR-lands-reopen
Forest closures and alerts: www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts‐notices
Information on the state of the recreation site: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/okawen/recreation Smoke Information: http://www.wasmoke.blogspot.com/
Interactive fire closure map: https://arcg.is/1O8fC91
Air quality: https://fire.airnow.gov/
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