9,225 Acres Burned As Rattlesnake Fire Enters Mop Up Stage

The Rattlesnake Fire remained at 9,225 acres and 80 percent contained today.  Yesterday, helicopter bucket drops were used on hotspots within and along the perimeter.  Fire crews continued to work on securing containment lines.  Today’s plan is for fire crews to focus on mop up of heavy fuel concentrations along the south side of the Warm Springs River.  Mop up operations will also continue on the rest of the fire area.  Fire officials say assigned crews and resources will continue to be demobilized today and the Fire Information Line will be deactivated at 9:00 this morning. This afternoon, the Rattlesnake Fire will transition from a Type III IC to a Type IV IC. All roads are open now, however there are still fire personnel out there, so travel with care.