Spring Creek containment expected July 11 | PostIndependent.com

Spring Creek containment expected July 11

Progress is being made on the Spring Creek Fire, though a cold front predicted to hit the area Monday is expected to bring high winds similar to those that caused the fire’s initial spread.

Burnouts to secure fireline continued successfully Sunday. Due to the dozer lines being constructed outside the burned perimeter of the fire, the burnouts increased the burn size to 8007 acres. Fire officials hope the new burned area on the southeast side of the fire will function as a buffer to protect Canyon Creek when the cold front winds arrive.

Containment is currently at 50 percent, and full containment is expected July 11.

As of Sunday evening, there were 309 personnel on the fire. Cost to date is $3.63 million.

Red Cross assistance teams will be travelling door-to-door in Glenwood on Tuesday and Wednesday providing supplies and advice to anyone affected by the fires. “This is an exciting new idea for us,” said Sally Mather, disaster mental health officer with the Red Cross. “We want to offer Red Cross service to everyone.”

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