Today is another critical fire weather day, with breezy and dry conditions predicted. The wind will be less than yesterday, but still breezy at times. Firefighters are being flown into the portion of the fire that is on the ridge between North Fork of Deep Creek and Davis Creek to mop up the hot spots, and helicopters will be assisting them with water drops.

Helicopters will also be dropping water on hot spots in the North Fork of Deep Creek. On the south side of the fire, firefighters will patrol and mop up remaining hot spots that are well inside the perimeter but continue to smoke and burn.

All pre-evacuation notices associated with the Pine Creek Fire have been lifted in all areas.

The fire will continue to burn until it receives significant moisture, but fire and Park County officials feel that the risk of the fire impacting residents has decreased. People should expect to see smoke coming from the fire area for the next few days.

Source:  Park County