Monday, October 5, 2009

Wrightwood - Day 2


Here is a website to check for more updates on the actual fire:
4:39 AM - The Sheep Fire in Wrightwood is still only 20 percent contained, but the cold weather conditions are proving to be an asset in keeping the blazes under control.   It proved to be a difficult battle for crews in the front lines Sunday night, not because of the flames, but because of the bitter cold temperatures.

The good news is that major change in weather is finally giving crews the break they needed.  Crews worked into the night cutting a line around the destructive blaze and battling to knock out the hot spots. They were fighting a dramatically different fire fight from 24 hours earlier thanks to a turn in the weather.  "The winds are down but still variable," says Jay Hausman of San Bernardino County fire. "They're in our favor currently, and with the cold, the humidity goes way up andt hat makes the fire slow way down," adds Hausman.

Fighting fire with fire, crews burned out brush ahead of the flames, cutting off the leading edge of the blaze. From above, crews engaged in an aerial assault of water and fire retardant as they fought to save this popular mountain community.  --ABC7

1 comment:

Angela said...

Thanks for the updates, Kristin!