Friday, June 11, 2010

Horseshoe Fire Behavior

Yesterday's milder winds drove the Horseshoe Fire a ways north along the spine of the Chiricahua Mountains. The fire encountered rocky bluffs which limited its northward spread and, to the east, sparse vegetation which limited its downslope spread.

In the critically important South Fork Canyon, moderate fire has continued to burn downslope as far as the main riparian corridor, filling in the previously unburned areas of the south slope. Also in South Fork's tributary of Log Canyon, fire is continuing to burn downhill and through the entire tributary.

Today and tomorrow winds are predicted to be stronger, sustained at about 25 mph, so, in our wait-and-see game... we'll wait and see!

I did pick up a new fire map and will post it this evening when I'm home. Here at the Chiricahua Gallery in Rodeo, technology is limited!

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