October 4, 2012, 8:00 a.m.
Fire Information: 208-865-2170 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Email: email@example.com, Website: http://inciweb.org/incident/3100/
Location: N of Main Salmon River and W of
Number of Resources: 270 personnel including
the North Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho
3 hand crews, 9 engines, 7 water tenders,
Size: 339,380 acres
and 2 helicopters
Percent Contained: 55
Injuries to Date: 8
Another drop in temperatures is expected Thursday and Friday as second cold front moves through the area. There is a very slight chance for precipitation which may come in the form of a few snow flurries. Despite the cold today, Burrell Canyon was showing signs of fire activity. The northwest corner of the fire still has a ragged edge harboring spotty fire activity. Crews worked these areas yesterday. All rehab has been completed on all hand line and dozer lines, returning vegetative cover to these disturbed areas to aid in recovery.
Today, fire personnel will be working on a small active area just below Ulysses Lookout which was putting up some smoke. Crews will also work on retrieving additional fire equipment. Monitoring and patrolling the remainder of the fire area will continue. The road grader continues to work on the roads off the west side of Hwy 93.
Closure areas still in effect on the Salmon-Challis National Forest are from Indian Creek on the Salmon River Road (030) to the Granite Mtn. Rd. on Hwy 93 (Closure #529); and from Granite Mtn. Rd. on Hwy 93 to Lost Trail Pass (Closure #532). These closure areas will continue to be assessed by the Salmon-Challis National Forest on a daily basis and coordinated with the Bitterroot National Forest. Lifting of area closures on the Montana side of the fire will be directed by the Bitterroot National Forest. For information on the Montana closures, contact the West Fork Ranger District at (406) 821-3269.
Several area closures have been lifted on the Salmon-Challis National Forest (#530 river trail west of Corn Creek, #528 wilderness/Gattin area, #522 Colson to Spring creeks, #523 Spring creek road, and #527 Spring to Indian creeks). These open up the area west of Indian Creek along the Salmon River Road (030). Signs will be posted warning of the hazards that could be encountered in a recently burned area. Forest users should use caution and stay alert for smoldering logs, falling trees (carry a chainsaw) and rolling debris.
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