Not much new to report.
The fire is up to 18,680 acres and the increase is due to more back burns they are still performing. There are additional hand crews coming to get in where they can't go with the heavy equipment.
The 16 various fire deparment trucks that have been assisting are now down to 3 which is GOOD! This means the fear of structural damage has diminished greatly.
Today Dan and I saw a Black Hawk fly over, headed north, but it didn't have a Bambi bucket on it so we kind of wondered what was up with that. We just heard that they did an "infared" flight over the fire area to find any potential hot spots, so MAYBE that is what that particular chopper was being used for.
BTW, in case you wondered why that big bucket is called a Bambi bucket it is because of the fire crews trying to save all the Bambi's of the forest...remember the fire in the movie BAMBI??
I noticed on the Black Hawk that was on display that someone had written "SNOW WHITE towards the rear of the chopper. I asked the Captain about that and he said that they had all started calling each other names like grumpy, or sleepy so they decided to dubb their chopper SNOW WHITE.
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