The fire is now 65% contained.
The speed limit on a portion of M-123 has been increased from 25 mph to 45.
7000' of pipe has been laid on the west side of the fire for irrigation purposes and will be doing a lot more ground fighting than air fighting of the fire.
Tonight, they will be performing night flights with night vision goggles to locate any hot spots.
The fire is burning 2' under ground in some spots and is making some trees very unstable.
A female fire fighter had a slight injury yesterday. Even with all the protective gear, hard hats, goggles, etc, an ember found a spot on her forehead and she was burned. She was treated on site and released back into duty.
Thursday night was the last night of night time operations.
On a personal note, it is like October today! Very windy and the clouds look like autumn instead of August! We're getting a BIT of a pungent smell, which is most likely that peat burning. It is trying to sprinkle, but nothing to get excited about...darn.
2 weeks ago