Sunday, August 18, 2013
Contact Fire Information: 877.608.0120
Start Date 8/07/2013
Size 23,389 acres
Percent Containment 100%
Total Personnel 195
The McCan Fire was called fully contained last night. It will, however, continue to be staffed as there is still work to be done. Rehabilitation of fire line, roads, firefighter camp sites, and dozer line will continue. The perimeter will be patrolled so that resources can respond to any fire activity as appropriate. The engines and crews still assigned to the fire will also be available for any new fires reported nearby.
Though the fire is contained, it is not out yet. Smoke will continue to be visible from interior islands of unburned vegetation in the coming days. Dust devils may also continue to be prevalent and can look like smoke columns from a distance.
John Kidd’s Incident Management Team has transitioned into shared operations of the Beaver Creek Fire. Everything west of the Camas/Blaine County Line will be under the command of Kidd’s Team and be known as Zone 1. This will allow the current Incident Management Team to focus efforts on the eastern side. Kidd’s Team will also maintain command of the McCan Fire for now.
This will be the final update for the McCan Fire unless significant activity occurs.
The Sawtooth National Forest is already under Stage 1 fire restrictions. It is imperative that residents and visitors use every precaution against starting any new fires. The fires this year growing with unprecedented aggression, and resources are already stretched very thin across Idaho, Utah, and the Pacific Northwest.
Closures The area closure for the entirety of the Fairfield Ranger District does remain in place for the safety of both the firefighters and the public.