To stop the spread of fire towards human settlements, fire lines
were created and water bags were also used to contain the fire.
The Whitewater Fire had been burning unchecked, but fire teams have fire lines
etched around 50 percent of the fire's path, Bonnie Gisler, spokeswoman for the interagency team fighting the fire, said Thursday.
Apo, said on Friday that officials involved in efforts to stop the fire decided to employ what they call fire back to speed up the burning of remaining dry materials-mainly grasses-behind fire lines
that have been dug to stop the fire's spread.
The canyon lies in a 5-mile gap in fire lines
that crews hope to close later in the day.
Mom is a certified volunteer firefighter, and Mackenzie, 13, and Chris, 11, work as cadets behind the fire lines
The National Interagency Fire Centre said more than half a million acres were burning in 42 large fires across the United States, with nearly 21,000 firefighters working on the fire lines
Ideally, these fire lines
prevent the fire from spreading.
An Interagency Type I Overhead Team-the best available-and trained fire crews from around the West joined local firefighters on the fire lines
DIGOS CITY -- The fire lines
that volunteers had painstakingly built the past days on Mt.
The Buckskin Fire in the Wild Rivers Ranger District remained at 60 percent containment, with crews continuing to do mop-up work and rehabilitate fire lines