Thursday , February 22 2024

Coffee (Wildfire)

Cooler and moister conditions were seen during the night. Approximately 1/2″ of rain fell over the fire area. A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms are predicted for today.Crews have worked to hold the southwest portion of the fire in the East Fork of Coffee Creek drainage. The crews fired out vegetation along the bottom of the drainage with the intent of increasing the width of the line. This created a buffer that protects the fire line from rolling materials and embers that can potentially carry fire across the drainage.Smoke jumpers were able to successfully complete an operation around Hodges cabin. By preparing the area and then burning around the cabin they were able to tie the fire in to the trail along North Fork. Much of the afternoon was spent mopping up the area around the cabin after the firing operation.Pack trains are being used in support of fire suppression efforts.As fuels, weather, and the position of the fire vary, fire behavior is also varied. There were some…

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