Monsoonal moisture moderated fire behavior and allowed firefighting crews to make extensive progress in completing line and increasing containment of the fire. Crews also mopped up hot spots along the northern flank of thefire near Edwards Pass and secured a section of line south toward the Soldier Creek drainage bottom.
Today, a hotshot crew will work an area of dense snags in the vicinity of Bald Mountain and Commodore Pass. A wildland fire module will patrol and secure a particularly rugged piece of ground on the north side of Sharp Mountain, while line construction continues near Commodore Pass. Several crews that have been spiking out on the fireline for many days will begin to be shuttled down to base camp and released. A drawdown of resources will be underway as containment of the fire increases. Aviation resources will continue backhaul of equipment and resources.
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A high-pressure system is in place. Over the weekend, weather will be warmer and drier as temperatures rise with little chance of showers. Monsoonal moisture is expected to return to the area on Monday with chances of gusty winds.="background:white;mso-background-themecolor:background1">