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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

West Scriver Fire at 300 Acres

West Scriver is the largest of the fires at approximately 300 acres, and it continues to present some problems due to poor access and heavy timber. Crews have established an anchor point on the southwestern corner and are working toward the northwest.

There currently are 2 engines, 2 dozers, 1 water tender, 1 hotshot crew and 5 Type 2 crews, supported by multiple air resources. There are approximately 135 firefighters on-scene. More resources are on order.

The fire is located approximately 13 miles north of Crouch, Idaho. It is approximately half on Idaho Department of Lands’ (IDL) state endowment lands. The other half is on Boise National Forest lands. The fire is being managed by the Southern Idaho Timber Protection Association (SITPA). The incident team will provide strong integrated leadership across the fire, which will likely be burning for several days.

The Wolf Fire did not see much increase in size today and remains approximately 50 acres. The fire is located 8 miles east of Jackson Peak and about 1 mile west of the Sawtooth Wilderness. The fire did experience some torching and light spotting throughout the day. Fire activity was limited by retardant drops from a Single-Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) and water bucket drops by a helicopter. The fire is staffed by two Interagency Hot Shot crews and eight smoke jumpers, for a total of 48 personnel. Crews today started establishing a hose-lay along the lower portions of the fire, to provide a consistent source of water.

The only active fire in the Forest is the Bridge Fire, near Silver Creek Lookout, contained today at 2:00 PM.