DEVIL’S KNOB COMPLEX WITH MINIMAL PERIMETER FIRE GROWTH

September 14, 2021 10:40 a.m.  

Minimal perimeter growth continues on the Devil’s Knob Complex of fires, with the fire area now at 65,766 acres.

An update from the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team said nighttime humidity recovery and mild weather conditions throughout the day moderated fire activity, allowing firefighters to make good progress.

Fire behavior is expected to be much more active due to poor nighttime recovery overnight. The steep terrain and prevalent dead and down materials continue to be a challenge for firefighters, especially with low humidity and active fire. Fire spread is expected in the direction of the Jack Fire and Rough Patch Complex as the fire is consuming available dead and downed fuels within the 2002 Boulder Creek Fire footprint.

The Smith Fire is up slightly at 45,090 acres and is still 20 percent contained. The Big Hamlin Fire remains at 19,181 acres and 75 percent contained.

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