HomeTop StoriesFirefighters are increasing containment lines along the 15,690-acre post fire in Gorman

Firefighters are increasing containment lines along the 15,690-acre post fire in Gorman

Firefighters increase containment lines on a 15,690-acre post fire in Gorman


Firefighters increase containment lines on a 15,690-acre post fire in Gorman

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Firefighters continued to make progress on the 15,690-acre Post Fire in Gorman, with containment lines growing to 83 percent Sunday.

Triple-digit heat made firefighting conditions even more challenging this weekend as crews worked to control brush that had burned for eight days in a row.

An excessive heat warning remains in effect, with temperatures expected to reach nearly 100 degrees.

“There is a possibility of thunderstorms with potential for lightning and gusty, erratic winds, but minimal rain,” Cal-Fire said in an update posted online.

Approximately 768 firefighters continue to actively work the fire, along with water tenders, helicopters and fire trucks managing hotspots. Patrols will focus on heat and smoke around the fire edge.

“As containment rates increase, some firefighters have shifted their focus to suppression repairs to return watersheds and recreational areas to pre-fire conditions,” Cal-Fire added.

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Evacuation orders remain in effect for the area south of Gorman Post Road, west of Interstate 5, east of the Los Angeles County line and north of Pyramid Lake. Evacuation warnings remain in effect for areas south of Pyramid Lake, west of Interstate 5, east of the Los Angeles County line and just north of Templin Highway. Cal-Fire says Pyramid Lake remains closed to the public.

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