Wildland Fire

Decker Fire Update 10-17-19 (Decker Fire Wildfire)

Wildland Fire Incidents - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:46
  October 17, 2019 (10 a.m.) Special notes: A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 10 am to 10 pm. Fuels are historically dry, with a high probability of igniting quickly and intensely. Firefighters have been briefed to be prepared for aggressive fire behavior, and reminded to “Stay focused and watch out for snags” (snags are dead, standing trees and other hazard trees that can be a safety threat to firefighters). In Salida and Howard, smoke may periodically reach levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups. Suppression repair work continues in Divisions A/X/R. Fire vehicles are backhauling equipment and structure protection continues in many areas. Please drive carefully in neighborhoods near the fire area. Weather: Winds will pickup mid-morning, increasing throughout the day, with gusts to 45 mph. The high pressure system moving into the area will also force winds downslope and accelerate warming and drying. Max temperatures will range from 62-66 degrees over the fire,...

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