Speech to Text for Weather is Affecting Firefighting
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grown 12 important part of fighting fires. whether it's smokey or windy will determine the tactics firefighters use that day -nat of key boards- fire crews are constantly being updated on weather. it helps them plan for the day and the next week. jonathan glover operation section chiefs says a couple days ago the fire made a run to the south and crossed the illinois river road we were engaged and prepping the structures and valued at risk inside that area the fire's run to the south of the illinois river road has grown 1200 acres. the wind was a big factor. peter frenzen information officer for alaska incident management team says gusting winds which can obviously ventilate the fire and cause it to burn more rapidly the wind is both helpful and hurtful when it comes to fighting fires. on the helpful side its better for human health and also improves visibility for helicopters and air can tankers to be used. peter frenzen information officer for alaska incident management team says the other side of the coin is we get this stable atmosphere and we get inversions that cap the top of the fire and hold the smoke in over the fire and unfortunately over the valleys surrounding the fires. more wind is expected sunday night and crews are ready with a plan jonathan glover operation section chiefs says what we've had the most success and is continuing to advance our depth with suppression efforts further along the road in selma leah thompson newswatch 12. right