Operational Update 8/13/13
Incident: Big Windy Complex Wildfire
Firefighters on Big Windy Complex are using both aerial and hand ignition to burn-out along the southeast perimeter. Burnout is one of the tools used for strengthening firelines. It involves burning unburned vegetation between the fire’s edge and the fireline.
On the northwest perimeter of the fire, line construction is complete and firefighters are putting in hose-lays, or “plumbing” the firelines.