Contact Fire Information:
208-382-3990 or 208-634-0820
Start Date 08/10/2015
Size 4,083 acres
Percent Containment 18%
Total Personnel 437
PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6 pm at the Donnelly Fire Department located at 244 W Roseberry Road in Donnelly, ID.
Summary: The Rapid fire is burning south of Rapid Peak and east of the Rapid Creek drainage, approximately 12 miles southeast of McCall. The fire is burning in heavy fuels and spotting in subalpine fir and mixed conifer forest in rough terrain in the Payette National Forest.
Current Situation: Fire crews made good progress on Tuesday, increasing containment of the fire to 30 percent. The fire grew approximately 350 acres in size, primarily along the northeastern edge of the fire and away from areas that would threaten homes or man-made structures.
Firefighters concentrated efforts in strengthening the fire lines along the west and south edges of the fire, utilizing hose lays and pumps to extinguish hot spots and reduce the chance of fire spreading outside of these areas. Aerial resources of helicopters and fixed wing CL-415 “Super Scooper” aircraft were used to drop water along the southeast and eastern edges of the fire in areas of steep and difficult terrain. The CL-415 aircraft pick up water at Cascade Lake by touching down and “scooping” up to 1,600 gallons of water to drop on the fire.
The focus for Wednesday will be to extend containment lines further to the east and strengthen existing lines. Aerial resources will continue to be the primary method of fire suppression along the eastern edge of the fire. Expected fire behavior today is for single tree torching, creeping and smoldering in the southwest side and torching and fire spread through fire spotting on the north and northeast.
Closures and Evacuations: No evacuations are in place. An area closure is in effect for the Rapid fire on Forest Service lands east of Boulder Reservoir and extending south to include the Kennally Creek trailhead and horse camp. See Inciweb http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4522/27099/ for a complete area description and map.