Drone Intrudes on Restricted Airspace Over Red Salmon Fire


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Red Salmon Complex: 142,989 acres and 63 percent contained

A drone flying in restricted airspace over the Red Salmon Complex yesterday hindered fire crews' efforts and prompted this reminder in today's update: "Yesterday, there was an intrusion into the restricted airspace over the fire by a drone. Temporary Flight Restrictions remain over the entire Red Salmon fire area until further notice. This includes drones. Remember: If you fly, we can’t."

Today, 'unseasonably' warm temperatures will continue. No rain is forecast for the immediate future.

The focus for today is continued monitoring of containment lines and repairing firelines no longer needed along the western flank of the fire, according to the update. On the northeastern flank, mop-up and patrol contiues along the Salmon River to keep fire south of the river. Firefighters are securing fireline to keep fire east of Miller Ranch and west of the East Fork New River on the southeastern flank.

"Fire suppression repair (restoring fireline to prevent soil erosion) is being completed within the Wilderness and on all flanks of the fire where fire has been contained," the update states.

Read more on the fire here.

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