Firefighters are patrolling the fire perimeter and suppressing any hot spots that challenge the containment line focusing on keeping fire to south of State Highway 188 and east of State Route 88. Smoke may be seen due to pockets of vegetation burning within the fire perimeter.
Woodbury Fire containment is holding steady at 80 percent. Firefighters are patrolling the fire perimeter and suppressing any hot spots that challenge the containment line. Smoke may be seen due to pockets of vegetation burning within the fire perimeter.
Containment of the Woodbury fire reaches 53 percent as fire crews continue to patrol, secure and monitor firelines. The southeastern edge, north of Government Hill, is the latest area to be contained. Crews will continue along the fire’s edge to put out any remaining hot spots.
Personnel used an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to fly over the eastern border of the fire to scout for hotspots. The UAS detected heat within the fire perimeter and helicopters were ordered for bucket water drops in addition to firefighters building line on the ground. The UAS continues to be used today.
Retardant drops were utilized near Montana Mountain and Sawtooth Ridge on the southern perimeter to establish a strong control line in front of a pocket of unburned vegetation. Aerial ignitions were then conducted to fill in that area to secure that piece of the fireline.