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Location: N of Main Salmon River and W of the North Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho
Size: 338,787 acres Percent Contained: 35
Number of Resources: 421 personnel including 6 hand crews, 19 engines, 8 water tenders, 1 dozer, and 3 helicopters
Injuries to Date: 8
The most active part of the fire is on the northern perimeter. Crews continue to create fire line between forest road 185 to the Chrandal fire area. A few spots were detected yesterday on the northeastern side of the fire and firefighters were able to extinguish them. Firefighters will continue to monitor, patrol, and mop along the fire lines. Some smoke is being produced because the interior portion of the fire is burning. The Porcupine Complex and Mustang Complex have burned together near the Salmon Mountain Lookout.
Rehabilitation efforts are underway, which includes road grader work in the Hughes Creek area. A local Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) Team has begun to assess rehab needs along the Salmon River corridor. Within the next few days, a regional BAER Team will begin the larger task of assessing rehab needs over the entire fire area.
Additional resources are arriving to assist with the firefighting and rehabilitation efforts. Today's forecast includes higher temperatures, lower relative humidity and less cloud cover. A significant cold front is forecasted for next week, which will bring much cooler temperatures and some precipitation.
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Date of Origin Monday July 30th, 2012 approx. 10:15 AM
Location North Fork Ranger District
Incident Commander Mike Whalen
Current Situation Total Personnel 341
Size 339,110 acres
Estimated Containment Date Tuesday October 09th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved At lower elevations Ponderosa Pines with grass and brush understory. At higher elevations, lodge pole pine with heavy dead and down timber and extensive red needle bug kill.
Fuel Model 2 and 10.
Fire BehaviorGround creeping and smoldering in heavy fuels.
Significant EventsBack haul of hoses and pumps associated with structure protection started.
OutlookPlanned ActionsContinue mop up and patrol all Divisions. Rehab line remaining line in Divisions G/H and P/J.
Growth Potential Medium
Terrain Difficulty Extreme
RemarksRoad closures are to be lifted on the roads in Alta Creek and Hughes Creek drainages on the Bitterroot NF, Montana, at 6 pm, October 1, 2012.
Wind Conditions 8 mph W
Temperature 75 degrees