Locals are buzzing about a potential midweek opening of the highway, or at least a re-entry for residents and business owners. The north head of the fire looks pretty cool judging by GeoMAC and Google Earth mapping software and fire command has signalled a thumbs up on the fire behavior in so many words to locals that are close enough to ask.
The fire is at 78,000 acres and is close to 20% contained. Tanker 910 has been working the fire supporting firing operations in the north as the fire ties in with the Indians Fire on the southeast.
The fire is not out or close to it, but those closest to the incident are starting to feel good.
There are a few more days of heat in the forecast so we will see how the open fire portions to the south and east fare tomorrow and Wednesday.