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Friday, July 12, 2019

Fire Fighters begin suppression and mop up operations on Corner Prescribed Fire north of Placerville

 Idaho City, Idaho, July 10, 2019 -- The Forest Service begins suppression and mop up operations on the Corner prescribed fire, approximately 2 miles north of Placerville along National Forest System (NFS) road 615.

Recent warmer weather has resulted in continued drying of fuels and has caused an increase in fire activity within the burn.  Yesterday firefighters began constructing interior handlines to stop the fire spread inside the unit and will begin mopping up hotspots to remove the remaining heat inside the unit.  Fire managers believe that most of the fire activity will be contained by the end of this week.  While all activity is within established control lines and meeting resource objectives the decision has been made to suppress the fire activity to prevent risk of escape or undesired effects as summer progresses and fuels continue to dry out and fire danger increases.

There are currently no closures in effect. The public is asked to be mindful of fire traffic along the NFS road 615 and FS rd 395.
 
The prescribed burn took place June 5 and 6, 2019 and was approximately 150 acres in size. The burn was conducted to meet the Forest’s objectives of improving forest vegetation and wildlife habitat while also reducing the threat of a wildfire impacting the communities of Placerville and Garden Valley.

For more information, contact the Idaho City Ranger District: (208) 392-6681.