Instead, they were focused on protecting structures while battling the fire in hot, sometimes windy conditions.
Crews were making progress against dozens of wildfires across California, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
Wilsey was far from celebratory, instead regrouping nearly immediately and making new plans in case the fire makes another run at them.
However, the extraordinarily high number of wildfires that were sparked from July 7-8 (over 223 new fires over just two days), their extremely volatile behaviour and their rapid spread prompted the BC Wildfire Service to bring in some much-needed help this week.
A crew member prepares to replace a downed power pole next to the remnants of a home burned by the Wall Fire near Oroville, California, July 10, 2017. Containment has risen to 45 percent, up from 25 percent Monday evening.
(CNN) - CJ Summers described the fire that destroyed two of his family's barns like something out of an action movie.
The Whittier Fire destroyed a Boy Scouts camp, killing all of the animals in its nature center. Vancouver-based Taseko Mines Ltd. - operator of Canada's second-biggest open-pit copper mine in B.C.'s Cariboo region where seven major fires are now burning - said Monday that some of its workers have been personally affected by the fires but that the Gibraltar mine continues to operate normally. States of emergency have been declared and people are being evacuated from their homes. Though the state is now getting some monsoonal relief from its record-setting temperatures of last week, several blazes are still threatening the public.
"Discarded cigarettes, abandoned campfires, irresponsible use of off-road vehicles" are the main causes of human-caused fires, Skrepnek said. "They have not grown together but we're managing them as one incident". As of Sunday morning, the Bureau of Land Management said it was five percent contained.
"You see rapid fire growth in a lot of these fires, larger acreage consumption, which makes it very hard to firefighters to fight", said Bennet Milloy, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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