The Stone Fire is currently 38,467 acres and 56% contained. There are 998 resources assigned to the fire, including seven helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft as needed.
The fire was quiet overnight, and crews were able to tie the last piece of dozer line from Turner Creek northeast along the Forest Road system into Loveness Road at Forest Road 42N17. They assured that no heat was close to the fire’s edge on the eastern side of the fire, which is now completely lined.
Today, crews will continue to strengthen line, especially on the eastern and northern sides of the fire. A strong west wind event is predicted for tomorrow, and crews are preparing those lines to be tested. Firefighters are looking for and extinguishing hot spots close to containment lines, and checking for snags or other hazards that could cross the lines during high winds.
Crews are also initiating suppression repair, especially along dozer lines. During suppression repair, they will identify and address places where erosion could become an issue during winter rains. They will repair roads and other infrastructure which were damaged during fire suppression, and may re-cover lines opened during the fire.
Residents and motorists can expect to see smoke and isolated flames as unburned islands of vegetation continue to ignite and burn. Firefighters will continue to patrol and address any hot spots or hazards, like burning trees, that could threaten containment.
All mandatory evacuations on the Stone Fire have been lifted.
YOU ARE INVITED: Join NorCal Team 2 for a CAMP TOUR at the California Pines ICP at 2pm on Sunday, August 26.
Take an approximately 1 ½ hour tour with Incident Management Team staff to learn how firefighters are fed, housed, and supplied during a fire assignment and to get a current update on the Stone Fire. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 530- 710-8620 so we can plan for parking!
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