Yeti Fire Crosses Containment Line, Alex Fire Holds Firm

Fire behavior moderated overnight with cooler temperatures and little wind. While there is still a considerable area of the fire without completed containment lines, crews worked successfully on the fire’s edge to hold it where they have been completed, including along the China Grade Road on the fire’s southwest corner.

The fire had crossed over that intended containment line on Wednesday, but crews have been able to get dozers around that slopover and still consider that line viable. That containment is shaky, however, and secondary lies are being constructed on the Wolf Creek Ridge, south of the fire’s active edge. To the east, crews have been able to pull fire all the way to their containment lines west of the Pacific Crest Trail and Grider Creek Road. They will continue to improve and mop up that line today. The fire was active along the Highway 96/ Klamath River corridor overnight as it backed down to the river. Engines monitored for spots and held the fire successfully there.

Crews on the Alex Fire continue to mop up containment lines directly along the fire’s edge. It has not grown for the last 48 hours.

Today will be another critical day, as the weather continues to be hot and dry. Thunderstorms impacted areas to the south of us, and the Yeti Fire may be influenced by outflow winds this morning. There is just enough instability and moisture in the atmosphere that a thunderstorm can’t be ruled out, but most convective activity should remain east of the fire area.

Yeti, 6, 436
Alex, 151

Percent contained:
Yeti, 0%
Alex, 20% 

Total Personnel (both fires): 802
Crews, 22
Engines, 64
Dozers, 14
Water tenders, 17
Helicopters, 7

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