The Signboard Fire East of Hoopa Grows Slowly
An infrared flight last night shows the Signboard Fire continues to burn at a low intensity with minimal growth. The creeping and smoldering flames continue to slowly push northeast. The approximately 70-acre fire is now 25% contained.
Good progress by handcrews, dozers and helicopters continues. Crews have begun creating waterbars for erosion control on all completed dozer lines; the final 20% of the east dozer line should be completed today. Other east-side activities include mop-up along Road 8N03 and line scouting. Helicopter drops have checked the fire’s movement along the bottom east edge.
On the fire’s western side, crews are working to tie in handline from the completed dozer line to Horse Linto Creek.
Winds are mainly light and terrain-driven. Humidity will be increasing this weekend, with the chance of rain increasing mid- week. Smoke from this fire will be visible from the Highway 96 corridor, north of Willow Creek and into the Hoopa Valley.
Fire priorities are focused on firefighter and public safety, protecting economic, natural, cultural and heritage resources, and property improvements and infrastructure. Objectives are to keep the fire east of Horse Linto Road, south of Tish Tang Ridge, west of Signboard Trailhead 7N09, and north of Horse Linto Creek.
Originally the 13-acre Tish Tang Prescribed Fire, the Signboard Fire was declared a wildfire on November 13 when it left reservation lands and crept on to National Forest System lands. This low-intensity fire continues to creep and smolder through brush in steep, rugged terrain near Tish Tang Ridge. To minimize risk, firefighters avoid the steep terrain by constructing indirect firelines on ridges to the east and west of the fire.
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