August 31, 2014 11:38 a.m. PDT
Crews continue to remove hazard trees, rocks and rollout debris from Sawyers Bar Road. Smoldering fuels around the Mule Bridge Road to Idlewild continue to be monitored by crews working in the area. Mop up operations in these areas will help prevent embers from crossing firelines and keep the fire from escaping. Hand crews continue to construct fireline down the western edge of the fire to Lower Russian Lake. The southeastern and southern edges of the fire continue in monitor and patrol status. Erosion prevention work is continuing on the firelines constructed during fire suppression. Patrol and mop-up efforts continue tonight in the vicinity of Mule Bridge.