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Here's an afternoon update on the Decker Fire: Operations reports that gro…

Here's an afternoon update on the Decker Fire:
Operations reports that ground ignitions in Division T on the northeast are going as planned. The burn operation will remove fuels between the fire’s edge and the Rainbow Trail contingency line. Crews are using drip torches to lay fire on the ground and flare pistols to ignite fuels farther from the trail. Seven crews and four engines are implementing the burn plan.

On the southeast corner, aerial crews are continuing to closely monitor the existing spot fire that gained in intensity this morning, and has increased in size to about 30 acres (shown in photo). The spot fire is located in remote wilderness area. Based on the advice of the Type 1 incident command team, and as a precaution, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office placed Howard area residents living in Zone 1 and Zone 2 on pre-evacuation status, as a precaution.

A Red Flag warning over the fire area is in effect until 8PM tonight, with strong, gusty winds coming out of the west-southwest.
Photo Credit: Cindy Howard
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