It looks like the fire is really slowing down and posing much less of a threat to Big Creek as it did before. The containment as of today is at 67%. Crews seem to be going directly at the fire and building hand line right in against the burn to keep it as small as possible. You can see from the following perimeter map where the fire lines are. Black are contained lines and red are the currently uncontained portions. I believe that access to some of these lines is being provided by helicopter pads , as concluded by the blue dots labeled H-1, H-2, etc. on the map. Perhaps that’s how they are accessing this incredibly steep and remote terrain.
I have decided to resume operation of Big Creek as normal, allowing researchers and classes to come as previously planned.