Contact Fire Information:
Start Date: 10/10/2015 Cause: Under Investigation Size: 5963 acres Percent Contained: 100%
Resources: 1 Helicopter, 8 Engines, and 3 Crews Total Personnel: 197
Summary: The Walker Fire started Saturday afternoon approximately eight miles southwest of Idaho City in Boise County. Due to high winds on Saturday the fire quickly spread from approximately 65 acres to 2500 acres overnight. The fire is burning on land that is managed by the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) Southwest Forest Protective District and the Boise National Forest.
The Great Basin Incident Management Type 2 Team 6 (Tracy Dunford) will be transferring Command of the Walker Fire with a Type 4 Incident Commander (Tyke Lofing) on October 21, 2015 @ 6:00 am. The Incident Command Post will be located at the Centerville Fire Station. Resources that will remain on the fire will consist of 2 crews, 3 Engines and a few miscellaneous Overhead.
Efforts will continue to be focused on rehabilitation, mop-up, securing fire lines and patrol. The fire received a significant amount of rain which aided in the firefighting efforts over the past few days. Demobilization of resources will continue throughout the day.
Fog in the mornings then clearing with highs in the 60s and light winds is the expected weather for the next few days.
Please be aware of increased traffic in and around the Idaho City airstrip the next couple of days as the Incident Command Post will be in the process of demobilizing camp facilities.