[UPDATE: More Evacuations, 0% Containment] Pawnee Fire Jumps to 8,200 Acres (Maps); Twenty-two Structures Burned
Cooler weather today should help continue the trend. But the thermometer is still expected to climb to the high eighties. Winds are expected to be light and from the north but then switch to coming from the southwest in the afternoon.
More reinforcements are pouring into the area. Cal Fire reports, “Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.” Ten choppers are also expected to fight the fire today and protect the 600 structures that are threatened.
The fire has reached the Indian Valley Reservoir. Choppers were using water from it yesterday to fight the flames.
For information on evacuations and shelters, please go here.Humboldt County firefighters are on the scene. Units from Humboldt Bay Fire and Briceland Fire have been in the thick of it. Today, they get some much needed rest before returning to fight flames tomorrow. Photos from yesterday:
A tanker dropped retardant to protect a home. [Photo by Mark McKenna]
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