Soda Fire Update for Monday

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Update from 3 hours ago.

Fire Growth and Behavior

The Soda is 587 acres. The fire’s growth has been to the west north and east. The fire is still north of Clicks Creek and the North Fork of Clicks Creek. Flame lengths are 1-2 feet and no tree torching has been observed. The fire is growing at a slow to moderate rate in the understory.

Fire Official Actions

Snow on the road to Lewis Camp was cleared and the road is now drivable to Lewis Camp. The road will be used as a contingency for ingress/egress. The winter road closure is still in place and the road remains closed to the public. Currently there is not a need to insert ground resources and risk injuries to firefighters until the fire gets closer to the trails.

Firefighters continue to monitor fire behavior by air. Fire officials are monitoring the fire’s spread to determine when it is necessary to insert ground personnel.

Smoke and Air Quality

Down canyon winds at night will likely continue to push the smoke down the drainage and into Kernville. As the day warms and the inversion breaks the smoke should lift out of the drainages and be pushed to the north.

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