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A map of the Rattlesnake Creek Fire area dated Aug. 9, 2018.

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Hot weather may see "significant increase" in Rattlesnake Creek Fire activity

Thursday, Rattlesnake Creek firefighting crews patrolled the northern, eastern, and western containment lines, incident managers said in a Friday morning news release. Firefighters improved handlines and continued mopping an active spot in the North Fork of Lockwood Creek, with the help of helicopter bucket water drops. Construction continued on the contingency line just south of Camp Creek. Fire activity increased north of Fall Creek in the late afternoon, and heavy helicopters worked to check the fire’s progression south. Dry fuels and very low humidity kept fire behavior active late into the evening.

August 10, 2018 11:49 a.m. read more..

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