Highway 548 brush fire contained, still burning
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 17:02:08 GMT —
The Forestry Commission is expected to give an update on the plan of attack for Friday and release information on what happened overnight this morning.
The fire remains 100 percent contained, but there is plenty of heat up against the containment lines in some places. Crews are cooling those areas down.
They're also widening existing containment lines. They have bulldozers, tractors and Fire Tracks doing the work. Fire tracks are tank-like vehicles which go through rough terrain to carry water to hot spots and flare-ups.
Mike Ney with the Forestry Commission says the fire burned about 75 to 85 acres.
Evacuations ordered Wednesday evening for four homes in the Sandy Acres community on Hwy 548 were lifted Wednesday night.
Firefighters were called to the fire around 3 p.m. Wednesday. It grew quickly, with windy and dry conditions creating spot fires. That's when embers from the main fire are blown to an area that's not burning and start another fire there.