The fire's footprint remains about the same 13,140 acres, but containment continues to improve.
At a meeting of community residents, which more than hundred attended, nearly filling the Idyllwild School gymnasium, Incident Management Team Commander Jerry McGowan reported that containment had improved to 82 percent by Monday evening.
The next concern is rain and thunderstorms which could wash debris and dust and soil
onto the local roads creating significant impasses.
And don't forget the two local earthquakes today. about 9:30 Monday morning, a 2.8 tremor occurred 3 miles south of Mountain Center. Then later, about 6 p.m., a 2.5 quake shook the Thomas Mountain area in Garner Valley. This was only 2 miles south southwest of Thomas Mountain.