August 10, 2014 1:27 p.m. PDT
Operational focus today is the south end of the fire. Most of the heavy fuels along Coffee Creek Road have burned down and the amount of burning materials rolling onto the road has decreased. However, this material still poses some threat to the line so firefighters are working to improve the fire line along the North and East Forks. Crews continue to mop up along the roadside. Today is a critical fire weather day. Thunderstorms with dry lightning are expected to move into the area beginning late this morning. These storms have a 60% chance of impacting the fire area directly. With this threat, groups of firefighters will be staged in a position to quickly attack any new starts or escapes near the Coffee Fire. Winds are predicted to pick up today. Gusty winds will fan materials that continue to burn in an area deep in the interior. These areas of unburned vegetation within the perimeter are referred to as islands. The islands burning today produced a large amount of smoke but did not pose a threat to the control lines.