This fire is classified as being held (BH) and is estimated to be 19,435 hectares in size.
At this stage, the wildfire is not likely to spread beyond predetermined boundaries under prevailing conditions. Crews will finish establishing control lines, conduct fuel management activities and mop-up (extinguishing a fire after it has been brought under control).
The fire is approximately 17 kilometres west of Highway 40. The fire has crossed the Bald Mountain Road to the east and is in proximity to the intersection of Odum Ridge Road and Bald Mountain Road to the south.
Thirty-eight firefighters along with five helicopters and five pieces of heavy equipment were assigned to the fire today. However, the rain and smoke did not allow the safe use of helicopters on the fire.