That’s not to say it’s been completely extinguished, as the affected area is still covering 3,800 hectares.
The fire remains at 0 per cent contained.
In fact, the incident commander is flying through this fire again today for further assessment, and heavy equipment will be moving in today as well.
“We’ll continue to monitor the fire and ensure the safety of everybody, and the heavy equipment will continue to build guard on the south side to protect the nearby values,” Fire Information Officer, Susie Lassek said.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about the Mount McAllister fire, which is still quite active and is covering an estimated 21,000 hectares.
On the bright side, fire crews are planning a burn-off of fuels in the Moberly division this afternoon, and will expand these efforts tomorrow if weather conditions permit.
There are currently 234 firefighter, 9 helicopters, 20 pieces of heavy equipment, and of course, an Australian Incident Management Team.
The fire is also being supported by 43 support staff.
“We’re just very thankful that we’re able to pull these other resources from other areas,” Lassek said.
Keep in mind, in an effort to minimize risk to the public and interruption to firefighting efforts, an area restriction remains in place.
The restriction begins at the 18.5 kilometre mark on the Johnson Forest Service Road north to Dinosaur Lake, west 24 kilometres, south 24 kilometres, east 24 kilometres, and north back to 18.5 kilometres on the Johnson Forest Service Road.
During the Order of Restricted Access, a person must not remain in or enter the area designated as a restricted area by the order, unless the person first receives written authorization from a Wildfire Management Branch official, and may only enter the area in the course of travelling to and from a residence.