Fires reach containment
Last Update for these incidents
Boise NF Fires: Management of the Mack Fire and Whiskey Complex by the Great Basin Type 1 Incident Management Team #2 was transferred to the Boise National Forest this morning. Lightning is forecasted again for Tuesday across the Forest.
Mack Fire (229 acres, 100% contained): The incident will be in a patrol and monitor status. One IDL engine will be assigned to it and two helicopters are available if needed.
Whiskey Complex (9446 acres, fully contained): Three local hotshot crews will finish mopping up today and then return to their units for two days of R&R. Starting Tuesday, the incident will be in a patrol and monitor status. Isolated smokes will be visible for days ahead, but that is from interior burning as the fire lines are secure. The Incident Command Post at Garden Valley is being dismantled today.
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team completed a field assessment to determine National Forest lands resource damage and potential mitigation measures. The burn severity was found to be low to moderate. A report is being developed to identify any necessary mitigation measures. Direct suppression rehabilitation is completed which involved building water bars on fire lines and using a track hoe to cover dozer lines with vegetation.
Closures and Evacuations: Boise County Sheriff has lifted all evacuations. The Forest Area Closure for the Whiskey Complex is bounded by the Grimes Pass Road, Forest Road 395 (closed), Alder Creek Road and the South Fork Payette River Road. There is a Forest area closure around the Mack Fire. Detailed information and a map are at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3955/.
· Open – Grimes Creek Road; Alder Creek Road; Highway 17 (Banks to Lowman);
· Open only to local residential traffic - Grimes Pass Road; South Fork Payette River Road
· Closed - Forest Road 395