The cold front moving through the region Monday night into Tuesday brought high winds and dropped some rain on the Caldor Fire, and officials are planning aggressive mop up in and around the perimeter with improved weather conditions in the forecast.
The red flag warning from the National Weather Service in Reno ended at 5 a.m. and the winds have subsided, the humidity is recovering to about 30% and cooler temperatures are prevailing which will help firefighters directly attack the fire. The amount of rain was about one-tenth of an inch, according to officials in the morning update.
Tuesday’s highest priorities will be north and west of Caples Lake, the Desolation Wilderness and west of Silver Lake and the use of aerial resources will return after being grounded during the high winds on Monday.
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