Tucker Fire AM Update 8-2

TuckerFire In Modoc NF is 14,217 acres and 74% contained.

Crews patrolled the fire again overnight, finding very little heat. They will continue that work today, mopping up hot spots and watching for remaining heat sources that could threaten containment.

In addition, they have begun suppression repair activities, which will include putting in water bars along dozer and hand lines to prevent erosion.

Residents and visitors in the area can expect to see isolated smokes within the fire area as unburned vegetation continues to smolder or ignite. These smokes are well interior, and will not threaten fire containment.

The weather today is expected to be slightly cooler than yesterday, with lighter winds. High pressure is predicted to rebuild back over the region with weekend temperatures rising slightly and winds remaining fairly typical for this time of year.