Helicopter Traffic Increased Over the Contained Brimstone Fire Today
The increase in helicopter activity over the Brimstone Fire today is because this is the first reasonably clear day they've had to fly in days, and there is a stubborn hot spot in the northwest corner of the fire. The crews working on the Brimstone Fire haven't put out the hot spot because that part of the fire is too steep and too dangerous to work in. Now that the helicopters can fly they're dropping many buckets of water onto the hot spot.
There are five 20-person crews, 11 engines, four water tenders and a bulldozer assigned to the Brimstone Fire during the day. At night, two engines patrol the area. Their mission is to ensure the fire remains contained and to extinguish hot spots inside the fire line.
The fire remains at 2,372 acres.