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Tucker Fire

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Modoc National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 W. 12th St
Alturas, CA 96101

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Tucker Fire AM Update 8_3

Tucker Fire Wildfire
News – 8/3/2019

The Tucker Fire is holding at 14,217 acres. Continued work has increased the fire’s containment to 95%. Night shift crews completed their patrol, finding no heat threatening lines. Today, further depth in mop up will be achieved as necessary to ensure containment.

Crews will continue fire suppression repair. Fire suppression repair is a series of post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize cultural and environmental impacts resulting from fire suppression activities. This work includes the installation of water bars on hand and dozer firelines. Water bars are used to stabilize areas that could experience erosion and lead to watershed impacts.

The weather is expected to become warmer and dryer with north winds shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Visible smoke from burning vegetation in the interior of the fire may still be seen. Crews will continue patrolling the fire area and remain ready in case a new fire starts. In addition, a heavy grass crop due to the rainy winter has resulted in increased fire danger across the state. Fuels will dry out with the warming and drying trend. Please use extra caution to prevent fire starts!

This will be the last update from California Interagency Incident Management Team 10. The Tucker Fire will be transitioned back to the Modoc National Forest tomorrow at 6am.

Para obtener información sobre el incendio de Tucker en español, visite inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6470

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