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July 12, 2022 - Jacob City Fire Update
News - 07/12/2022
Yesterday, the fire experienced favorable weather conditions for crews in the southwest corner to complete a burnout operation. This occurred in an unburned pocket of fuel that had potential for spotting from the main front of the fire. This successful operation will help the existing fireline hold during the next few periods of increased heat and wind. Helicopters were used throughout yesterday to complete bucket drops, crew shuttle, and providing crews with supplies.
The fire is active at the Settlement Canyon ridge, with pockets of isolated torching and burning. Most of the perimeter is still holding at the existing fireline. Firefighters are going direct where fuels and terrain allows. In areas with too much heat, bucket work will continue to be utilized to cool the fire’s edge.
Today’s weather is going to be much drier and temperatures, into the 100s. A high pressure is moving into the area, with potential for isolated thunderstorms. Little-to-no rain is expected with these storms, but potential for dry lightning. This also brings gusts up to 40mph possible. Crews will work diligently to secure and hold the existing perimeters during this extreme weather.
At the end of shift today, Great Basin Team 5 Type 2 Incident Management Team will take command over the fire.