Dodge Springs Fire Now 90 Percent Contained
Containment is now 90% on the Dodge Springs Fire and the entire fire area received significant rain Wednesday afternoon and evening. Rain was so heavy that roads leading to the base camp near Motoqua were damaged. Firefighters were warned of the approaching bad weather and two crews were flown out of the most remote area before the storms arrived. While it is unlikely that many areas of heat remain, firefighters will continue to work the area, as weather permits, today and tomorrow. They are repairing bulldozer lines and other suppression efforts to prevent erosion and help these public lands to recover from the fire. The incident management team that has been organizing the firefighting efforts this week will relinquish command of the fire back to the local BLM units Saturday.