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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Grassy Ridge Fire 8/1/2018 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 personnel168


The focus for fire resources today was to continue suppression repair, patrol the fires edge and mop up interior islands of unburned fuel. Crews made good progress on fire suppression repair today. Based on today’s progress we anticipate completion by mid-day Friday.
A red flag warning was in effect today for upper Snake River Valley from 12pm to 9pm for thunderstorms and gusty winds. The highest threat is located north of line from Arco to Driggs, ID. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will occur shortly
At roughly 5pm a robust thunderstorm moved through the fire area as well as the incident command post bringing strong outflow winds and some rain. All containment lines held and no major events accrued from the outflow winds or thunderstorm.      
Out of the 168 personal we have had on this fire, some have come from as far away as Puerto Rico, Illinois,Arizona, Nevada and Utah. As we move towards 100% containment some resources are being reassigned to other fires in Nevada, Idaho and California.
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 3Engines 13Dozers 6Water Tenders 8Helicopters 3 and Total Personnel 168.


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

Next update scheduled for 8 A.Mtomorrow morning