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Along the 2826 Road into Ash Valley
Brush is removed from one side of the road and stacked
along the other edge in preparation for removing fine fuels
in front of the fire. Combined with a hand line, dozer line, or
established road (such as the 2826), burning fine fuels and
small herbaceous growth creates a broader band of ‘black’
or burned fine fuels to arrest  advancing fire.

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Woodpecker Crew (C50) continues moping up along the 2826
Road. Firefighters check for heat in remaining logs and timber by
hand (cold-trailing), and extinguish heat with water from bladder
packs and hose lay, where possible. It’s a long tedious task.

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Horses graze peacefully as smoke blows down canyon.
Isolated tree torching and interior burning of vegetative
Islands within the fire perimeter can be expected to continue a
long time, even after containment. Containment is not
analogous with ‘controlled’.

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Hose lay and point protection at house 1.

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