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Friday, August 7, 2015

North Idaho Fire Update for Friday, August 7th

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: Today should be sunny with the temperatures warming back up into the mid to upper 80s. Winds will be light and variable. Another threat of showers and thunderstorms arrives later this weekend. Tonight skies will be clear, with a low around 56 degrees.
 
Incident Summary: The Three Sisters fire managed by a Type 3 team (Svancara) is currently at 254 acres. The Parker Ridge fire continues to be managed with aviation resources by the Type 3 team (Barrett) and is currently at 263 acres. Refer to listing of active fires (attached).

Additional Information: 
·         A closure is in place for Parker Ridge Trail #221 (Sections 7 and 8 of T64N, R1W and sections 12, 13, 14, 15, 2, and 27 of R2W). Under this closure order, the public is prohibited to go into or be upon this trail. 

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;  cause under investigation
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; monitoring
Elevator
SZ- St. Joe
25 acres
IPNF
IPNF
Start 7/22; Contained
Parker Ridge
NZ – Bonners Ferry
263 acres
IPNF
IPNF
Start 7/29; Type 3 (Barrett)
Spotty 41
NZ-Pend Oreille
.5 acre
IDL
IDL
Start 8/4;Contained Patrol Status
Three Sisters
NZ-Pend Oreille
250 acres
IDL
IDL
Start 8/4; IMT 3(Svancara)
Strawberry
NZ-Sandpoint
.4 acre
IPNF
IPNF
Start 8/5; Resources on scene