Bovee Fire Update: October 6, 11:30 A.M.

HALSEY – The Bovee Fire’s most recent measurement is 18,861 acres, and is, according to the Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team, 94% contained.

The fireline now encircles the entire fire perimeter, but a few short sections are not fully secure, leaving containment 6% short of complete. These remaining areas will be a priority today as crews and engines continue to strengthen firelines and cool any remaining hotspots.

Mop-up, patrol and hazard mitigation will continue on the contained portions of the fireline. Structure protection forces will continue to assess and secure structures, as well as remove burned hazard trees from roads and trails to improve safe access.

Last night was the final shift for the night crew, as there is no longer a need. Night shift personnel will be rested and deployed elsewhere.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation.