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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Grassy Ridge Fire 7/31/2018 PM Update

Inciweb address Information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6047/
Current Fire Information:  970-316-0000E-Mail address: gbimt3rohrer@gmail.com
Start Date:  July 26, 2018Cause:  LightningFuels:  Grass, sage brush & scattered Pinion Juniper stands
Acres: 99,502 Percent Contained: 97% Total number of personnel243

We are getting close to the goal of 100% containment.  Containment is now 97%.  Acreages decreased due to more accurate mappings of interior islands.  The final piece of fire-line that needs to be secured is on the south end of the fire, where crews had to deal with significant amounts of sand and cinder material.  These conditions made it difficult to move vehicles around and resulted in replacing a few tires and pulling vehicles out of the sand.  
On the Northern section of the fire, crews got a good start on suppression repair work. Such as repairing dozer lines and building water bars for erosion control. This work will be one of the main ongoing focuses for the next 2-3 operational periods.
While suppression and repair activities have been going well, there are concerns with the potential for dry lightning and dry, windy conditions that are predicted to begin tonight and tomorrow in Eastern Idaho.  New starts will compete for suppression resources that are currently being utilized on this incident.   
Air Quality:  For information on wildfire smoke the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has a fact sheet that can be found at: http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/burning/wildland-fires/  

Resources:  Crews 5Engines 14Dozers 6Water Tenders 7Helicopters 3 and Total Personnel 243.


Please check the Grassy Ridge Fire on Inciweb for updated information, the latest maps and photos.

Next update scheduled for 8 A.M. tomorrow morning