Cooks Peak Fire Alert: Extreme weather and fire behavior expected Friday and Saturday (4/29 – 4/30).

Alert: Extreme weather and fire behavior expected Friday and Saturday (4/29 – 4/30). 

A Red Flag Warning and High Wind Warning is in effect for Friday over the Cooks Peak fire. This will be a dangerous fire weather day with extreme fire weather conditions. Sustained winds of 25-40 mph with gusts around 50 mph are expected. Gusts in some locations could reach 60 mph, especially downwind of mountainous terrain and across ridgetops. Warm temperatures, strong, gusty winds and low humidity will challenge firefighters’ efforts to hold established lines. Emphasis will be focused on patrolling constructed containment lines and protecting fire-threatened structures and natural resources. Crews will continue to construct new fireline and conduct suppression repair work when and where it is safe to do so.

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