Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017 #Island Fire Introduction

Island Fire Introduction, July 6th, 2017
By Leland Tarnay, Island Fire Air Resource Advisor
Aerial view of the Island Fire, July 6th, 2017 looking north over English Peak
Lookout (photo by  E. Willy)

The Island wildfire has been growing slowly at high elevation deep in the Marble Mountain Wilderness since it was discovered June 26th. This slow growth has been due to persistent moisture from a heavy winter snowpack that has been slowly receding as the summer progresses. 

Recently, low humidities and strong south winds have pushed the fire to around 250 acres, and some smoke has become evident. In anticipation of more smoke, we have deployed four smoke monitors, and will continue to monitor and advise about future smoke impacts in the coming days and weeks. Daily smoke summaries will be posted here as needed, beginning tomorrow morning, and you can download the smoke advisory for Pacific Crest Trail hikers here:

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