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Friday, August 11, 2017

Powerline Fire FINAL Update PM August 11, 2017


 
Fire Information: 208-238-8385

 @BLMIdahoFire          USFSCaribouTarghee    .idahofireinfo.com
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5467/


The Powerline Fire is 100% contained at 55,529 acres. Smoke and flame may be visible from interior islands torching in the next few days, but no further growth is anticipated. Fire suppression repair will continue on the fire area tomorrow and Great Basin Team 6 will return management of the fire to the local agencies Sunday morning.
As this fire has reached containment, don’t forget how easily another can start.
Motorists are responsible for many of the wildfires along our roadways. Nearly all these fire starts could be prevented by following these safety rules:
Secure Chains
·         Practice safe towing. Dragging chains throws sparks. Use appropriate safety pins and hitch ball to secure chains.
No Dragging Parts
·         Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained, with nothing dragging on the ground.
Check Tire Pressure
·         Maintain proper tire pressure. Driving on exposed wheel rims will throw sparks.
Carry a fire extinguisher in your vehicle and learn how to use it.
·         Don’t drive your vehicle onto dry grass or brush. Hot exhaust pipes and mufflers can start fires that you won’t even see – until it’s too late!
Properly Maintain Brakes
·         Brakes worn too thin may cause metal to metal contact, which can cause a spark.

Firefighting Resources:

Type 1 Crews (Hotshots)
Type 2 Crews
Engines/Tenders
Dozers
Helicopters
Total Personnel
4
3
6
7
3
318


This will be the last update by Great Basin Incident Management Team 6.