ARCHIE CREEK FIRE 64 PERCENT CONTAINED

September 26, 2020 12;40 p.m.

The Archie Creek Fire burning east of Glide, is now 64 percent contained with acreage burned remaining at 131,642.

The latest update said there was minimal fire activity on Friday, allowing firefighters to make good progress mopping up around the fire. A half-acre fire outside the perimeter of the Archie Creek Fire in the Pass Creek area was fully contained.

Operations Section Chief Mark Jamieson said they want to get a good tight hold on the fire before the warm weather returns in a few days. By Tuesday the high temperature in the fire area should be around 90 degrees.

Equipment for suppression repair is arriving, including chippers, excavators, and dump trucks. Examples of suppression repair work include nstalling water bars on fire lines, especially on steep slopes to allow proper drainage. Other repair work happening is the repair of destroyed culverts, removing limbs and brush from drainage systems, smoothing fire line berms, returning widened roads and trails to pre-fire width and covering disturbed soil with mulch or slash.

Fire personnel will be contacting landowners about repair needs. Fire suppression repair work is for damage done while fighting the fire, not for damage from the fire itself.

Starting Sunday, the Southern Area Red Team, managing the Archie Creek Fire, will take over managing the Thielsen Fire as well.

1,010 people are assigned to the fire.

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