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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Pioneer Fire Update for Saturday, September 3rd

Acres: 180,300 Containment: 55% Personnel: 1,053
Resources assigned: 19 crews, 10 helicopters, 41 engines, 4 dozers, 22 watertenders and 3 masticators

BOISE, September 3, 2016 – Recent precipitation and elevated humidity have aided firefighters at the Pioneer Fire. Remote weather stations report .01 to .12 inches of precipitation within the fire perimeter; the Deadwood region experienced the most rainfall and Lowman the least. This minimal precipitation will not have a significant effect on the fire. Fire operations will focus efforts in the heavier fuels on the western flank, east of FS 555 in the Scott Creek area. Along the eastern flank, crews will mop-up and secure line east of Archie Mountain. The head of the fire has reached the Bruce Meadows area and progression is expected to slow as the fire encounters old burn scars.
The Boise National Forest is reminding the public that closure orders remain in effect for multiple roads and trails, for public and firefighter safety. Check the Pioneer Fire Area Closure and updates atfs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices.
Smoke from the fire will continue to impact the communities of Garden Valley, Lowman, Stanley and the surrounding areas. Air quality is being monitored. The daily outlook for the region is available atidsmoke.blogspot.com.
Evacuation levels remain in place: Level 2 for summer homes located in the Clear Creek area, Level 1 for Pioneerville, Lowman, and for the homes in the South Fork Road area, east of Grimes Creek, and along the South Fork Payette River.
A Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the fire area. Private and commercial aircraft and privately owned drones are prohibited from entering restricted air space. Temporary Flight Restrictions can be found athttp://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_6_6910.html
Today, the Great Basin (GB) Team 1 will transition with GB Team 2, Incident Commander Kim Martin. Team 2 will shadow Team 1 and assume command of the Pioneer Fire on Sunday, September 4 at 6:00 a.m.
“Great Basin Team 1 would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the local communities that have welcomed us as guests and supported our efforts in managing the Pioneer Fire,” said Beth Lund, GB Team 1 Incident Commander. “We hope for an early fall and an end to smoke for you soon!”
DETAILS —Pioneer Fire updates and information atinciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4866. Information is also available atfacebook.com/Pioneer-Fire-682201165260518 or email questions to pioneerfire2016@gmail.com CLOSURE:http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices
HUNT INFORMATION - https://idfg.idaho.gov/…/…/get-current-fire-information-here
FIRE RESTRICTIONS — Check fire restrictions at idahofireinfo.com