Crews are taking advantage of the break in hot weather to put down fire breaks and other defenses, in particular at the northeast edge of the fire to protect the town of Isabella, but also in other areas.  Incident commander Brian Pisarek:

“Planning to get a lot of stuff done, and hopefully be ready for the winds that are gonna come on Monday.”

Pisarek says weather affects if crews get fire breaks in place:

“One of our tactics is to remove the fuel in front of the fire on the east side, and this rain of course inhibits us from doing that — so we’re kind of, in our action, you would think rain would be the best thing you could get, but timing of the rain is also critical to our operation.”