Current Situation as of 17:00 Hours.
Incident: Ramsey Wildfire
The Ramsey Fire progression was slowed today by morning retardant drops by a DC-10. Heavy-weight helicopters will be operating out of Bear Valley at a portable retardant plant tomorrow. All spot fires on the north side of Hwy 4 have been contained. Management hopes to construct direct control lines on the east side of the fire in addition to the existing retardant there. The south side by the River and north side by structures remain controlled and holding strong. The southwest side (Division A) has heavy concentrations fuels and potential for rolling debris. Today's weather calls for thunderstorms and winds that may cause problems. Predicted weather remains dry and hot, but with normal winds. The main concerns are spotting onto very receptive fuels and rolling fuels on steep slopes.The arriving Type II Interagency Incident Management Team will set up an Incident Command post at Cottage Springs, with some parking challenges. Command will be coordinating with CHP & CalTrans on road closures as needed and appropriate signs. Stanislaus National Forest offices in the fire vicinity may also be used by the Command staff for computer access.