Summary: The Clair Fire did not increase significantly in size today, because of slightly higher humidity and light winds. Firefighters on the ground and in the air were able to douse hot spots with water from helicopters, and firefighters on the ground will continue to build fireline to prevent the Clair Fire from moving any closer to Bartlett Lake.
The lightning caused Clair Fire was reported on Thursday, August 29. Burning in grass and desert shrub, it grew to approximately 670 acres yesterday afternoon because of outflow winds from nearby thunderstorms. The fire did not receive any rain, but the area was aided by an increase in humidity overnight. Firefighters on the ground with support from helicopter and airtankers, will work to continue securing the fire’s edge. Firefighters will be challenged by another day of excessive heat.