Early this afternoon reports began coming in about a fire on or near Partington Ridge caused by a helicopter clipping a power line. A fire-related slide closed the highway temporarily and has been cleared so traffic can now pass. A second fire was reported after 1pm on Clear Ridge. I have confirmed that this fire, caused by a vehicle, has been successfully contained at 1/4 acre.
Latest news from the Partington fire is good – that it is nearing containment.
Information will be posted here as it comes in.