According to the most recent GPS, the amount burned is 18,129 acres.
Yesterday was a good day and a lot was accomplished in regards to making "fire breaks", even though the % hasn't changed, there was a lot of headway in this regard.
They will be adding more structural protection unit(s) and so far only 1 deer camp has been lost. The owners have been notified. They are not reporting any other losses or injuries due to this fire.
The wind is to be out of the SE today and the DNR already has planned on that event through what was accomplished yesterday.
All choppers are still remaining in the area as of this time.
One DNR officer put it best when he said (and I'm not quoting it word for word but this is about what I can remember) "This is aptly named the Sleeper Lake Fire but it will wake up soon". They have been spotting a few flames since the ground is drying out after the rain we had so with the wind, it could flare up again and not be "sleeping" any more.
Let the Baking Begin!
3 days ago