Persistent hot and dry weather continues to dry out fuels that are already at critical levels, with hot and dry weather expected to continue. Gusty winds with thunderstorms are causing active torching and short duration crown fires occurring at all hours. A mobile sensing helicopter is being utilized to locate residual heat in the unburned areas within the burn perimeter, to assist in focused mop-up operations.
Nebraska National Guard crew members of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 135th General Support Aviation, dump water from a Bambi Bucket onto the High Park fire burning in Larimer County. Photo by Master Sgt. Cheresa D. Clark.