Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:16 AM by Q2 News
Updated: Aug 30, 2012 8:16 AM
BILLINGS- The Delphia Fire burning 16 miles east of Roundup and south of Highway 12 remains at 90% containment Thursday morning after winds shifted on Wednesday, causing the fire to burn back on to itself, helping fire crews.
Some flare ups did burn fuels within the fire lines.
One flare up completely burned two outbuildings due to dry fuels surrounding them.
Despite the buildings being destroyed, the management team says conditions were not as extreme as anticipated.
Crews on Thursday will spend the day eliminating heat sources up to at least 300 feet within the edge of the fire.
Crews will also spend time on patrol and mop-ups.
Rehabilitation needs from fire suppression activities are being discusses with landowners.
Although containment is approaching 100% and fire activity is low, the management team says the occurrence of the outbuildings being destroyed on Wednesday indicates the potential this fire still has in its interior.
To date, the lightning sparked Delphia Fire has cost $1,918,000.