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East Fire

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Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988

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East Fire update - 2 p.m.

East Fire Wildfire
News – 7/1/2019

WILLOWS, Calif. July 1, 2019 - WILLOWS, Calif. — Operations Monday on the East Fire in the Yolla Bolly Wilderness will focus on monitoring the fire in No Name drainage, repairing containment lines, transporting crews, hauling supplies and supporting the crews with a pack train and a California Conservation Corps (CCC) crew. Using pack mules and the CCCs on this incident reduces the need for helicopter use in the wilderness.

The fire continues to smolder deep in the No Name drainage. Containment line will not be constructed in this drainage due to unnecessary risk and exposure to fire crews. The fire is currently 45 percent contained. The percent contained is just along an area of the East Ridge on the northeast side of the confinement area. The fire may stay at 45 percent containment due to its position on the slope in steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain.

The East Fire is 23 miles northeast of Covelo in Trinity County. It is 410 acres with 50 personnel assigned. Incident Commander Terry Warlick says, “We greatly appreciate all of the support we have received during the management of the East and Haynes fires.”

This will be the last news release from the incident until significant activity occurs. Photos are available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mendocinonf/albums.

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