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Fire continues to be active throughout the day as temperatures climb into the 90's. Fine fuel moistures have reached critically low levels and fuels normally resistant to fire are becoming more available to burn. The east and northeast flanks are moving upslope with potential for short runs in Black Spruce stands. Helicopters will continue to provide water drops in the southeast corner of the fire to slow spread toward the Upper Jean Lake area. Crews will be assessing and developing a plan for fire containment in the Upper Jean Lake area and along the Sterling Highway near the Skyline Trail as fire continues to spread in that direction. Mop up efforts along the southern edge are labor intensive as layers of duff continue to dry out allowing areas to re-burn. Interior pockets of unburned vegetation will continue to burn with an increase in fire activity expected. The northwest edge of the fire continues to smolder since reaching muskeg and marshy vegetation.
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