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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Pioneer Fire Update, September 4, 2016

Pioneer Fire Update
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Garden Valley Area Fire Information:  844-633-3090
Boise National Forest Fire Information:  208-384-3266
@BoiseNF       #PioneerFire         Pioneer Fire

Acres: 181,065       Containment:  55%          Personnel:  1,008
Resources assigned:  19 crews, 10 helicopters, 38 engines, 4 dozers, 10 watertenders and 3 masticators

BOISE, September 4, 2016 – Cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, and light winds limited fire growth to 765 acres on Saturday, occurring mostly in the Bearskin Creek area. Progression is expected to slow as the fire encounters old burn scars along with today’s forecasted precipitation.  Fire operations will focus efforts in the heavier fuels on the western flank, east of Forest Service Road 555 in the Scott Creek area. Along the eastern flank, crews will mop-up and secure line east of Archie Mountain. Suppression repair is planned to begin with minimal impact tactics along Clear Creek near Forest Service Road 582 to protect critical bull trout habitat.

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 at fs.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 at idsmoke.blogspot.com.

Evacuation levels remain in place:  Level 2 (Be Set) for summer homes located in the Clear Creek area, Level 1 (Be Ready) 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 at  http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_6_6910.html

Today, the Great Basin (GB) Team 2 takes full command with Incident Commander Kim Martin after a smooth transition yesterday from Incident Commander Beth Lund’s GB Team 1.

“Over the next several days, the GB Team 2 will continue to build upon the success of Beth Lund’s GB Team 1 Team” said GB Team 2 Incident Commander Kim Martin. “The GB Team 2 plans to manage the fire in a safe and appropriate manner in the best interest of the public and the Boise National Forest.”

FIRE INFORMATIONinciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4866.  Information is also available at facebook.com/Pioneer-Fire-682201165260518 or email questions to pioneerfire2016@gmail.com 
FIRE RESTRICTIONS —  Check fire restrictions at idahofireinfo.com