Containment is now at 25%!! Acreage remains at 18,158 burned.
The burn out operation via the helitorch will most likely not take place today because the dozer line is not completed to their needs yet.
The onsite meteorologist has indicated at good chance of rain during Saturday night. We are expected to see 20 mph winds this afternoon which most likely WILL cause some smoky areas.
Now, as far as the welcome on main street last night...FANTASTIC TURN OUT AND THE FIRE FIGHTERS AND EVERY ONE WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE THIS!!! As one DNR person said "They usually come back with no smiles and tired, but this really perked their spirits". This person also went on to say that they have been teasing one of their crew who has been fighting fires for about 30 years. I gues HE made the trip back through town a couple of more times in his truck just to hear the cheering and horns honking. What an emotional experience, eh?
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