The Galena Fire is now estimated at 1348 acres. There has been minimal growth in the fire and the higher estimate is based on better mapping.
Containment is at 75 percent but is expected to be higher by the end of the day. 130 firefighters are still on scene with two Type 2 helicopters flying today if conditions permit. No structures have been damaged. There have been two minor injuries. Both firefighters were treated and released at a local hospital.
Fire crews will be completing and securing fire lines today as well as doing some mop-up. Crews have constructed approximately five miles of lines which given the early season limited resources is extremely good. Incident Commander Tony Simons says crews are working hard and have a positive attitude.
Winds will still be a big factor today and will cause increased smoke in the interior of the fire.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is close to being complete. The fire has been determined to be human caused but was not a result of a campfire, a controlled burn or a prescribed burn that escaped. Details will be made available as soon as the investigation is complete.
Pre-evacuation notices remain in effect today due to concerns about the wind.