The Firefight Continues into the Night on the Front Lines of the Delta Fire

Crews continue to battle the blaze on the ground now that night has fallen.

Posted: Sep 5, 2018 10:21 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2018 8:54 AM

TRINITY COUNTY, Calif. - The conditions that crews are facing on the ground include heavy winds and rough terrain.

Terrain driven fuels and heavy winds pushed the Delta fire out of control Wednesday evening as fire crews from around the state pushed onto the tough terrain to try to get a handle on the fire.

Crews on the ground and in the air worked hard today to try and get containment on the fire but right now there isn’t an end in sight.
The fuel type is predominantly heavy timber in though terrain making this fire extremely difficult to fight because of the amount of fuel it potentially has to burn.

As the fight moves into this evening fire crews will lose aerial resources and will have to rely on ground crews to do as much work as they can.

No matter what firefighters will be on the scene of the Delta fire all night long doing what they can in the conditions they face.

At this point, crews have no word on containment and will continue to fight this fire throughout the night.

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