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Rice Ridge Fire Thursday Morning Update


August 24, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Structure protection meets for their daily debrief.

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: A community meeting will be held tonight Thursday Aug. 24 at the Seeley Lake Elementary School at 6 pm.

The Rice Ridge Fire grew 1,600 acres and is now 17,794 acres. Containment increased to 16 percent. There are currently 454 personnel on the fire.

YESTERDAY: There was an increase in fire behavior as temperatures and winds increased. Helicopters were used to assist firefighting operations on the west and southwest portions of the fire. Crews scouted additional containment lines on the northwest portion. Hose lays were maintained along the indirect lines to...

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