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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fire crews' progress, obstacles, priorities

During the night, the wind caused the fire to burn back onto itself in places, helping to keep the fire perimeter the same size overall.

The north flank of the fire is the greatest priority right now because there is no containment on the north side yet. (But the north perimeter of the fire has not moved significantly since yesterday.)

Over the course of two days, hand crews constructed a fire line from Highway 6 to Golden Gate Canyon Road (about a 2-mile stretch), on the east end of the fire.

The climb for fire crews working inside the canyon is between 1,800-2,000 foot elevation. The terrain is very sloped, wooded, and rugged.