Heli-mopping on the Angeles

Crews expect to contain the largest wildfire in modern Los Angeles County history tomorrow, as long as they don’t have trouble with Santa Ana winds. The Station Fire is 93 percent contained, and the AP reported that helicopters have been dropping water through the weekend on the interior hotspots of the 280-square-mile fire.

A Red Flag Warning will be in effect through Wednesday evening for winds gusting to 35 mph and RH of under 15 percent. Additional aircraft, including four heavy helitankers, were ordered to mop hotspots in steep terrain that’s inaccessible by ground crews. Three airtankers will also used today to strengthen lines in anticipation of hot, dry and windy conditions.

News10-TV reported that firefighters had a stubborn wildfire on the Plumas National Forest 80 percent contained this morning after it burned 316 acres since Saturday. The Silver Fire was burning in heavy timber and rugged terrain about 10 miles west of Quincy.

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