USFS: Shelly Fire spread slows, now at 6,815 acres

Update for the evening of July 9, 2024: Fire crews continue to battle the Shelly Fire with additional resources arriving on the scene. Today, a smoke inversion aided in slowing the fire’s advance, allowing personnel to focus on constructing, enhancing, and scouting dozer and hand lines across all fronts. The primary focus remains on safeguarding communities at risk to the north and east, although challenging weather conditions persist.

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