Cooler weather slows Silver Creek Fire, containment remains at 60 percent |

Cooler weather slows Silver Creek Fire, containment remains at 60 percent

The Silver Creek Fire is now over 20,000 acres, but remains at 60 percent containment.
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Cooler and wetter weather have helped to minimize Silver Creek Fire activity yesterday, allowing crews a chance to work the fire’s edge.

The fire is currently 20,048 acres and remains at 60 percent containment.

Sunday’s spot fires burned in lighter fuels, such as aspen and sagebrush, where retardant and hand crews are more effective.

A dozerline was constructed on the northeast side of the fire in an effort to contain the northern spot fire. Crews will continue the line west to Forest Service Road 100.

Aircraft were utilized yesterday to drop water and retardant along the north perimeter and help slow the fire.

Relative humidity is expected to remain high and a possibility of showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, with southwest winds with gusts of up to 25 miles per hour.

Officials expect ground crews to continue making progress to cool hot spots and increase containment, using aircraft when needed.

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