Both the Museum and Castle Fires are still burning. The Museum Fire has claimed 1,961 acres and is at 46% containment according to the Incident Information System website (InciWeb) July 28.
The Museum Fire is also expected to have increased activity in the coming days due to “low humidity, high temperatures and wind in the area” per the InciWeb. Residents should expect increased smoke activity however the fire is not expected to grow in size. InciWeb also states to “expect gusty and erratic winds in the vicinity of storms, along with lightning and the potential for flash flooding.”
The Castle Fire will be allowed to grow within a defined area in order to reduce forest fuels in the area and to improve the ecosystem health. The fire has burned over 3,600 acres and is 2% contained.
The lightning-caused fire is expected to reach containment by September 15.
For additional information and updates on fires in your areas visit the InciWeb website.