This will be the final update for this fire. For updated information, please contact:
Hours: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
The fire did not grow yesterday; the containment remained the same. No initial attack activity occurred in the team’s area of responsibility. The fire is being monitored daily by air and ground resources. With the complexity of the incident decreasing, the Alaska Incident Management team has begun to downsize to a Type 3 organization that will be run by the Boise National Forest. This smaller team will take command of the fire Friday morning.
Efforts are focused on the rehabilitation of the areas most affected by fire activity. Rehabilitation work includes the use of excavators that are clearing dozer lines of debris left behind. Fallers (firefighters with extensive knowledge and experience with safely falling trees of all sizes) continue to remove hazardous trees and snags from roadways and trails. Any tree that may pose a problem or dangerous situation in the future is considered a hazardous tree.
Suppression Rehabilitation Plan:
Rehabilitation efforts will be directed towards mitigating impacts from fire suppression activities and Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) work. Fire managers will work closely with Boise National Forest resource specialists to coordinate these efforts. For more information about BAER, visit http://www.nifc.gov/BAER/Page/NIFC BAER.html.
The Pine-Featherville road, as well as the road to Baumgartner campground, is open to all traffic. The Boise National Forest reduced the size of the closure area around the fire effective September 6, 2012. The revised area closure is 0402-00-0024 (Revision #6) dated September 5, 2012. Details and a map of the current closure are available on Inciweb: http://inciweb.org/incident/map/3088/2/.
|Date of Origin||Friday August 03rd, 2012 approx. 01:14 PM|
|Location||7 miles Northwest of Featherville, ID|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 01st, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Fuels Involved||Timber: Lodgepole Pine, Sub-Alpine Fir, Mixed Conifer, Ponderosa Pine|
|Fire Behavior||Minimal fire behavior, smoldering, creeping with some isolated interior torching.|
|Significant Events||Suppression repair efforts in fire area continue. IMT is supporting BAER team personnel with aviation and logistical needs. Multiple Divisions along fire perimeter are being monitored by air and patrolled by road. General area public closures remain in effect. No initial attack fires within the IMT’s area of responsibility.One light helicopter reassigned. Transition planning to a smaller organization has begun.|
|Planned Actions||Divisions are being patrolled by road and air. The Contingency Group continues maintenance of contingency line as needed. They are also continuing fire line repair in accordance with the suppression rehabilitation plan. IA Group is staged for initial attack. They are continuing to fell hazards trees and assist in keeping roads open.|
|Remarks||All structures identified as threatened are in Boise County. The Idaho Air National Guard is providing personnel and equipment to staff road closures.|
|Wind Conditions||18 mph NW|