Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mill Fire Spares Little Stony OHV Campground - July 17 Update

Based on field reports today, the Mill Fire is at 75% containment as of this morning.  Little Stony Campground and Day Use areas escaped destruction. The weather is really cooperating...overcast and cool.  This is allowing crews to go direct with hand lines on some of the areas north above Little Stony. 

HQ believes the hand lines are a good thing since there is too much cat line already.  Full containment should be reached today with restoration efforts already in progress.  The fire should hold at just under 30K acres. 

In contrast to the 2001 Trough Fire which decimated the Fouts Springs and Davis Flat OHV camping areas, the Mill Fire mainly hit the trail system and spared the Fouts Springs and Little Stony OHV Camping and Staging areas.

Thanks for your continued interest in this issue.  No doubt there will be plenty of work to do getting the trail system up and running.  Stay tuned.


  1. whew! that is such great news about little stony! again, let us know of some volunteer days. I'm sure alot of riders are eager to get out there and get our riding mecca back in shape. thanks again don for all your work

  2. Thanks for the updates Don!


  3. Thank you Don for all of the info during the mill fire. Horrible thing! I look forward to helping with recovery. John VCMC