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Rattlesnake Creek Fire IMT to rotate Thursday morning

This photo of a retardant drop on the Rattlesnake Creek Fire was posted to the Inciweb site on Aug. 8.

Inciweb / Elisha Shown
This photo of a retardant drop on the Rattlesnake Creek Fire was posted to the Inciweb site on Aug. 8.



With a changing of the guard coming up Thursday morning, crews on Wednesday continued to patrol and mop up along the northern, eastern, and northwestern containment lines in the Rattlesnake Creek Fire area in southern Idaho County.

"Indirect handline on the western flank will continue to be improved while helicopters are used to cool hot spots along the fire edge that are inaccessible for firefighters on foot. Crews along Highway 95 will continue chipping brush and will begin removing excess equipment left from suppression activities," the IMT noted in its Wednesday morning news release. "The contingency line south of Camp Creek will be improved and expanded and crews will continue the structure protection assessments in the Hillman Basin area."

Alan Sinclair’s Southwest Area Incident Management Team 3 will assume command of the fire at 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9.



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