This afternoon, the CalWood Fire has been more active on the south side, being fueled by this morning’s stronger west winds. Firefighters are actively building containment lines as the fire backs southward down the slope. There has also been some activity on the northeast side of the fire, mostly from interior fuels burning. Crews continue working in all divisions constructing containment line and patrolling established lines. The contained portion of the fire near Highway 36 is holding.
The Lefthand Canyon Fire has had some increased activity today as well. Crews have been primarily working on the north side of the fire, south of the Spring Gulch Road to build control lines.
An interactive fire map has been created for the CalWood and Lefthand Canyon Fires to help residents stay informed. One feature of the map is that you can input an address and see where the fire perimeter is in relation to your location. There is also a ‘measure tool’ that allows you to measure the distance from a specific location or address to the fire. We intend to create additional layers in the coming days to make the map more functional. That map can be found at https://arcg.is/1ybX0u