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Sunday, September 13, 2015

PARTRIDGE FIRE- UPDATE

Date of Detection: September 4, 2015
Current Size: 250 Acres
Location:   The fire is located approximately 9 miles East-Southeast of Osborn Bridge near Warm River Road.
Legal Description: T11N, R44E, Sec 17
Cause: Lightning
Containment: 0%

Resources on Fire: A Type 3 Management Team is in command of the fire.  Incident Commander Jared Mattson has assumed command and will manage the Fire.

CREWS
TYPE 1
HELICOPTERS (HEAVY)
TYPE 2 HELICOPTERS (MED.)
TYPE 3 HELICOPTERS
(LIGHT)
ENGINES
Masticator
2

1

7
1

Remarks: The Partridge Fire will continue to be managed in such a way as to allow the fire to play its role in the ecosystem while protecting values at risk.  The fuels mitigation work continues along existing roads and other natural fire barriers ahead of the fire project area boundary. At this time, the fire is slowly working its way to the north and west.  The fire is burning in a mosaic pattern, with isolated pockets of intensity; however, most of the fire is burning at a low intensity, allowing for the natural role to play out.  In the future this will help provide a fuel break for other fires that may begin and give firefighters the ability to protect other resources and slow the fire.

 Closures:
Beginning at the Junction of Forest Road #161 and FS Road #150 head East on FS Road #161 to FS Road #082.  Head South along FS Road #082 to the Junction with FS Road #572.  Then head West along FS Road #572 to FS Trail #133.  Follow FS Trail #133 to the West to the Junction with FS Road #153.  Follow FS Road #153 to the West to the Junction with FS Road #150.  Head North along FS Road #150 until the intersection with the point of beginning.
All trails that are within and those that make up the boundaries to this area closure are closed due to the Partridge Fire.
All roads that are within and those that make up the boundaries to this area closure are closed except FS Road #082 and FS Road #572.
NOTE: Fish Creek Road #082 and Big Grassy Road #572 will remain CLOSED.

Weather: Today, the National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Red Flag Warning – an advisory indicating potential weather factors that may contribute to fire growth –due to predicted low relative humidity and gusty outflow winds associated with incoming weather.  The anticipated weather system is expected to bring increasing winds over the next couple of days followed by a cold front which should bring moisture to the area, potentially moderating fire behavior. 


You can find additional information regarding the Partridge Fire at https://www.facebook.com/USFSCaribouTarghee.  Or additional information can be found at: http://idahofireinfo.blogspot.com .