Burnout Operations Continue Today; Expect to See Smoke
Incident: Little Bear Fire Wildfire
Burnout Operations Are Continuing Today
Crews began burning out fuel inside the containment line north and west of Rio Bonito subdivision yesterday. Black line is now in place as far south as Argentina Spring.
Crews plan to finish black lining today, tying in with containment line near White Horse Hill. Fuels will be ignited by both ground and aerial ignition. The burnout is low intensity fire intended to consume understory vegetation, robbing the fire of fuel. Fire is expected to be more active, with more visible smoke this afternoon, as a drying trend continues. Burnout will continue for a few more days within the White Mountain Wilderness, depending on weather.