Snow helps put out Luna Fire, gives crews a break

Weather radar as of 10:45 a.m. (Oct. 27) for the area near the Luna Fire. More snow is expected to bring a few inches of moisture.

The Luna Fire – and the crews fighting it – got some much needed relief from several inches of snow that blanketed the area Monday night (Oct. 26). The fire still remains 27 percent contained, and has not increased in size.

Due to the forecast of several additional inches throughout Tuesday (Oct. 27), many of the local crews have left the area, and plan to come back to assess the burn area in three to five days. As many as 138 personnel still remain on site while the fire smolders under the snow.

The fire is not expected to get any larger, but the extremely dry conditions of the trees under the snow are expected to smolder throughout the storm.

Stage 1 fire restrictions are still in effect, but all state and county road blocks have now been lifted, and the voluntary Luna Canyon evacuation is no longer in place.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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