The weather didn’t cooperate yesterday, and the Britania Fire grew to 20,180
acres and moved south into very rugged country. There are also numerous
cabins in the area. Because of the increasing complexity of the fire, the
decision was made to upgrade the fire to a Type 2 incident. Rocky Mountain
Team Black was ordered and will in brief this morning. Currently the fire
is 23% contained. It is staffed with 259 personnel. High winds and Red
Flag conditions are forecasted in the fire area for at least the next two
days, making efforts to increase containment problematic.
The southern half of the state is in a Red Flag Warning for today, and
extreme fire behavior is expected on any new starts.
[News release courtesy of Eric D. Rush, Security Specialist at Camp Guernsey]