Incident Commanders Mike Ciraulo, Bob Johnson and Gary Johnson and all the members of Washington Interagency Incident Management Team #1 would like to express their thanks to the communities who were impacted by this fire for their support during the suppression.
Planned Actions Today: There has been no fire growth for five days. Firefighters will monitor firelines around the fire perimeter; they will complete mop-up and rehabilitate dozer and handlines. Firefighters have worked closely with agency representatives to ensure that the
rehabilitation of firelines meets or exceeds expectations. The fire will be fully contained by the end of shift today, and the fire will continued to be patrolled by the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest fire staff.
Fire Information: The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will provide any further fire information for the Pittsburg Fire; they can be reached at 541-519-4623 during regular business hours.
Closures: The Snake River, the 493 Road (Deer Creek Road), Pittsburg landing, and Pittsburg campground are open; the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will lift the area closure in the immediate fire area at midnight on July 23. Yearlong restrictions in the Hells Canyon NRA and
information can be found on the web at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5429097.pdf.
Fire Prevention: With continued hot and dry conditions, firefighters count on the public to help reduce risk during wildfire season. When residents of a fire prone community clear brush, trees and other flammable materials away from their homes, it helps keep residents and firefighters safe. More information on how to create a defensible space around your home can be found at www.firewise.org.
Incident Summary: The Pittsburg Fire is located in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA) on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. The fire is located on the Idaho side of the Snake River in Hells Canyon north of Pittsburg Landing between Jones Creek and Big Canyon Creek, and is currently burning on, or threatening federal, state, and private lands. The lightning caused fire started on July 13; the final size is 8,082 acres. The fire burned mostly in grass.
Cooperating Agencies: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Lands, Idaho County