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Thursday, July 30, 2015

North Idaho Fire Update for Thursday, July 30th


Fire Information:  inciweb.nwcg.gov                     


 Fire Danger Rating:  VERY HIGH  

Fires will start easily, spread rapidly and have a quick increase in intensity immediately after ignition.  These fires can be very difficult to control. Stage II Fire Restrictions in effect within Grangeville and Coeur d’Alene Dispatch Restriction Areas!

Weather:  Sunny and hot today with temperatures reaching near 96 degrees. Winds will be light and variable around 5 mph becoming southwest this afternoon. Tonight will be calm with a low around 60 degrees.  Expect hotter and drier conditions to continue through the weekend and into next week. 

Incident Summary: Fire activity in the area remains light.  Hobo fire resources are continuing with mop-up operations and remains at 90% containment. Bakers Camp is 90% contained.  Refer to listing of active fires (attached).

 Additional Information: 

·         A closure is in place for Blacktail Mountain Trail #292 and #324 (Sections 7, 11, 13, 14, and 24, T62N R5W (36 CFR 261.53 (e) and 36 CFR 261.55 (a)).  Under this closure order, the public is prohibited to go into or be upon this trail. 

·         A closure is in place for Forest Service Road #311 from forest road 302 (milepost 0.0) to terminus at milepost 3 (closed gate), located at:  Sections 29, 30 of T26N, R5W (B.M); Sections 24 of T37N, R45E (W.M) pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) & (b).  Under this closure order, using any type of motorized vehicle is prohibited on this road.  

STAGE II Fire Restrictions:  The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1.      Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire.
2.      Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a designated smoking site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
3.      Operating motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails in accordance with existing travel management plans for non-commercial purposes including ATVs, UTVs, and pickups. 
4.      The following acts are prohibited from 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.  A patrol is required for one hour following cessation of all work as described in a, b, and c below: 
a.       Operating a chainsaw or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine for felling, bucking, skidding, processing, road building, woodcutting or any other off-road activity during industrial operations.
b.      Blasting, welding, or other activities that generate flame or flammable material.
c.       Using an explosive
*Private landowners within city boundaries should consult their local Fire Department for current restrictions in their community. 
 

Incident Name
Location
Current Size
Jurisdiction
Protection Agency
Status
Cape Horn
NZ – Pend Oreille
1,326 acres
Multi
IDL
Start 7/5;Contained; Type 4 IMT; cause under investigation
Bakers Camp
NZ -  Bonners Ferry
50 acres
IPNF
IPNF
Start 7/1; 90% Contained
Granite
NZ – Priest Lake
207 acres
IPNF
IPNF
Start 7/1; Contained; staffed
Abandon
NZ- Priest Lake State
30 acres
IDL
IDL
Start 7/20; Contained
Hobo Creek
SZ- St. Joe
55 acres
IPNF
IPNF
Start 7/23: Resources on scene
Elevator
SZ- St. Joe
25 acres
IPNF
IPNF
Start 7/22; Contained
1903
SZ –St. Joe
.1 acre
IPNF
IPNF
Start 7/28; Contained
 
Parker Ridge
NZ – Bonners Ferry
2 acres
IPNF
IPNF
Start 7/29; Confined with retardant