Silver Creek Fire activity remains low, officials decrease crew numbers
Officials have decreased personnel assigned to the Silver Creek Fire and ended night operations after several days of decreased fire activity.
The fire remains at 4,745 acres and at 27 percent containment. Only 412 personnel are assisting on the fire, compared to almost 600 in previous days. Crews are focused on improving firelines and putting out any hot spots.
Today, work to strengthen the fireline west of Old Park should be completed as crews clear possible fuels near the dozerline. Fireline repair work continues in areas deemed safe and appropriate, which will help with runoff and drainage.
Officials have also decreased the closure area around the fire, opening more of the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area for hunting and outdoor recreation. Forest Road 250 and portions of Forest Road 100 remain closed.
Warmer and drier weather conditions are expected for today, but relative humidity is expected to be near 20 percent. Thunderstorms are predicted in the area on Saturday.
No structures have been lost or damaged, but Latigo Ranch remains evacuated and Old Park is still on pre-evacuation notice.
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