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Monday, August 5, 2019

Payette National Forest Fire Update - NETHKER FIRE UPDATE

The Nethker Fie was detected at 2:20p.m. yesterday, August 4.  The Fire continues to hold while actively burning through the night.  Firefighter staffed the fire throughout the night to prep the area for today's operations.  Mapped acreage shows the fire at 100 acres. A heavy presence of firefighting resources will be on-scene today, with additional resources arriving throughout the day. This is a full suppression fire with the intent to control the fire as quickly as possible. Today’s weather forecast equates to a potential for fire growth and new fire starts. An area closure will be enacted this morning, but the Burgdorf-French Creek Road and Warren Wagon Road remain open at this time. Contact Burgdorf Hot Springs directly to inquire if they are open for business today.

We have a Haines Index of 5 today over the Nethker Fire area. Haines Index (also known as Lower Atmosphere Severity Index) is a weather index developed by meteorologist Donald Haines in 1988 that measures the potential for dry, unstable air to contribute to the development of large or erratic wildland fires.

A Haines Index of 6 means a high potential for an existing fire to become large or exhibit erratic fire behavior, 5 means medium potential, 4 means low potential, and anything less than 4 means very low potential.

A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been assigned and in-brief this evening in McCall.

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