Klondike Fire Officials Paying Close Attention to Winds

Klondike Fire Officials Paying Close Attention to Winds

Posted: Thu Aug 16 20:16:35 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Aug 16 20:16:35 PDT 2018

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just a couple miles west of redwood highway, the destruction of the klondike fire becomes obvious. peter frenzen explains the latest on the fire. "there's a little bit of reduction in activity from this monsoonal moisture that's come into the region. it feels a little cooler today. the smokiness has gotten worse the last few days." but that also comes with a trade-off unfortunately, that's also coming with some thunderstorm activity and lightning in other parts of the cascades." that storm activity means winds will change. so fire officials want the public to be prepared, just in case. they are also doing controlled burning to create a buffer between control lines and the fire "in cases where there's a lot of fuel, a lot that fuel inside the firelines. so we'll actually do very careful, controlled burning low intensity fire. cause we don't want to create another big fire." but nature is unpredictable. as michael parent, an engine boss explained from the scene of one of the structures saved in the middle of the klondike fire. "they were doing a burnout along the road. and shifts in wind and weather blew embers over the road to the south side of the road where they didn't want it, that flared up and when it did, it threw able to save the rosenblat property. "when the fire blew up the other day to the east of us here, it burned did not burn down below as they expected so it's still all green. and in the case and have it rush up to the structures." so as you saw there, fire crews are continuing to wet down that
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