Monongahela National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Elkins, WV 26241
The rain kept firefighters off the line yesterday. The favorable weather today will enable crews to continue constructing fireline from the south end of the fire to North Fork.
Yesterday’s rain greatly aided firefighters in their efforts to suppress the fire, but hindered operations due to safety concerns. The steep slopes and rocky terrain were extremely slippery but firefighters took advantage of the rainy weather to sharpen tools, replenish supplies, and develop future plans.
Crews will continue building fireline along the southern end of the fire westward aided again by today’s favorable weather conditions. They will also begin cutting hazardous trees along the fireline.
Today will be cloudy with fog until around noon. Temperatures will reach the lower 70’s and humidity will be in the lower 70’s. Winds will be southeast 10 to 20 mph becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
There is a lot of fire equipment and personnel working in the area. The public is urged to SLOW DOWN and use caution when driving.