***Updated 9/20/2021 at 9:00 AM
The Monument Fire started at 07/30/21 12:28 PM
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Monitor and mop up in division G. Continue to improve contingency line to the north. Structure defense preparations in Trinity Village. Continue holding along the Denny road. Hold fire along the Denny road and prepare contingency dozer line in division I. Assess need for firing operations near Fisher road. Prep the Denny road towards the Wilderness boundary in division K. Structure defense around Daily Ranch. Mop up slop over in division L. Install hoselay and secure fire line along Backbone ridge. Continue structure defense in division U. Continue mastication from Helena dip to the north. Hold line and mop up along the 3N08 and N01 roads in division Y. Hold, improve, and patrol existing containment lines in divisions W/Z. Monitor Hyampom road for roll out. Continue patrol and mop up on the Knob fire. The Fire Suppression Repair group will repair water crossings and dozer line where necessary.
Rain fell over the fire early Sunday resulting in another tenth to two tenths of an inch of rain. Light rain became sprinkles before ending and cloudy skies became scattered by late morning. A slow moving cold front passed over the fire turning winds to the northwest with gusts in the teens in the afternoon and bringing in some cooler air.
Temperatures in the lowest levels made it into the mid 70s but ridgetops barely topped 60 degrees. Relative humidity values were elevated and only dropped into the 40 to 50 percent range.
Winds are expected to turn to the east/northeast and gust up to 20 mph on Monday which will be a unique wind direction for the Monument fire. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s in the lowest levels with relative humidity readings falling into the lower 20s.
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