For Immediate Release: September 12, 2012 8:00 a.m.
Fire Information (Main): 720.237.4966
Fire Information (Pine/Featherville area): 208.653.2164, 208.653.2584
Boise National Forest: 208.373.4100
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Date started: August 3, 2012
Number of Personnel:298
Location: Featherville, Idaho
Crews: Type 1: 0, Type 2: 0
Size: 146,545 acres
Engines: 12 Dozers: 1
Percent Contained: 64%
Water Tenders: 13
Estimated Containment: 10/01/12
Helicopters: Type 1: 0, Type 2: 1, Type 3: 3
Injuries to Date: 14
Structures Lost: 4
Outbuildings Lost: 9
Cost to Date: $39,493,726
Deadwood Complex Update:
No significant growth occurred yesterday on the Deadwood Complex that consists of three fires.
The Miller Fire is approximately 50 acres and burning 7 miles northeast of Lowman near Miller Mountain. The Ninemile and Trail Creek Fires located 13 miles northwest of Lowman are 25 acres and 5 acres respectively. Fire activity is reportedly increasing due to low humidity. Resources on the fire complex include 7 helicopters conducting water drops and six hand crews. (Map of fires attached)
Trinity Ridge Fire:
The fire did not grow yesterday; containment remains the same. Air and ground resources are monitoring the fire daily. With the complexity of the incident decreasing, the Alaska Incident Management team is downsizing to a Type 3 organization from 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.
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/.