Missouri Fire Evening Update 7/18/2017

Missouri Fire Evening Update July 18, 2017

(Plus additional info on other fires.)

Local Observations:

This morning Yellow Pine was smoked in until the inversion lifted after lunch time. Air quality had improved by early this afternoon.

The helicopter with the bucket has been going almost non stop all day carrying water to the fire.

The high today was 92 degrees under mostly clear skies (clouds passing by) and low humidity, with light breezes.

This evening a slight haze of smoke has started to appear, but air is still pretty good.

Profile Creek Road to Big Creek is open, but please be aware of fire vehicle activity! Please do not stop in the fire area, just mosey on thru.

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Missouri Fire General location map July 17, 2017

NOTE: Maps represent approximate information. (Click on map to open in larger size, then click that map to zoom in.)
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Fire Update, Payette Interagency Dispatch Center, July 28, 2017

Payette Interagency Dispatch Center Fire Information
Contact: Brian Harris 208-634-6945

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2017

McCall, Idaho – There were no new fires reported today. Two CL314 Water Scooper Aircraft, in addition to two Single Engine Air Tankers and a Type 1 helicopter are positioned in McCall for initial attack.

Missouri Fire, burning 8 miles northeast of Yellow Pine along the Warren-Profile Gap Road, has been mapped at 426 acres. This reduction of acres is a result of aerial infrared mapping.

The fire was ignited by lightning on July 15 and is burning in heavy fuels in and outside of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, between the communities of Yellow Pine and Edwardsburg/Big Creek.

Despite the efforts of initial attack firefighting resources which included ground crews, helicopters and single engine air tankers, the fire quickly grew to several hundred acres as it burned in heavy timber and steep terrain.

Fire activity today and yesterday has been limited to burning of fuels within the fire perimeter, hence no increase in the overall size of the fire. The objectives of fire managers are to keep the fire south of Missouri Ridge in order to not allowed the fire to advance to Edwardsburg/Big Creek, keep the fire from moving south towards the community of Yellow Pine, and to keep the Warren-Profile Gap Road open for fire response and public access. Yellow Pine remains fully accessible to the public and we do not expect travel to Yellow Pine to be impacted. The Warren-Profile Gap Road between Yellow Pine and Edwardsburg/Big Creek remains open, but expect delays due to fire traffic.

A Type 2 Incident Management Team will assume command of the fire Wednesday morning. The Incident Command Post is located at the Cox Ranch along Johnson Creek Road.

Fire information for the Missouri Fire is available online at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5373/

Bureau Of Land Management: No existing fires, no new starts.

Idaho Department Of Lands: No existing fires, no new starts.

Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association: No existing fires, no new starts

Payette National Forest

Weiser Ranger District:

1. Summit Fire: (11 acres) Located just east of State Highway 71 and south of Cuddy Mountain. Fire started July 13th. Unknown cause of the fire. Controlled as of 7/17 and in patrol status. This will be the alst report for this fire.

Council Ranger District: No existing fires, no new starts.

New Meadows Ranger District: No existing fires, no new starts.

McCall Ranger District: No existing fires, no new starts.

Krassel Ranger District:

1. Stonebreaker Fire: (.25 acres) Lightning caused and reported on 7/13, within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Located 1 mile north of Chamberlain Basin. No smoke showing – in monitor status. This will be the last report for this fire.

2. Marble Mountain Fire: (3 acres) Lightning caused and reported in 7/14, within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Located 2 miles southeast of Edwardsburg. Smokejumpers responded to this fire to aggressively prevent it from growing larger and spreading toward Edwardsburg. Fire is controlled and declared out. This will be last report for this fire.

3. Rocky Point Fire: (.10 acres) Lightning caused and reported 7/14, within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Located 10 miles north of Chamberlain Basin and 2 miles south of the Salmon River. No smoke is showing on this fire and it is in a patrol status. This will be last report for this fire.

4. Lemhi Fire: (25 acres) Lightning caused and reported 7/16, within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Located 3.5 miles downstream of Campbell’s Ferry. No growth reported, no smoke, resources have demobilized and the fire is in a patrol status. This will be the last report for this fire.

The Fire Information Hotline 208-634-0820 is updated with new information as it becomes available. Members of the public interested in receiving fire information updates from the Payette National Forest are asked to send an e-mail request to payettefireinformation@gmail.com. Follow the Payette National Forest on Twitter at @Payette Forest, and on Facebook at U.S. Forest Service – Payette National Forest. To find out about other fires not listed here go to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov or http://idahofireinfo.blogspot.com.

Brian Harris
Public Affairs Officer
Payette National Forest
p: 208-634-0784
c: 208-634-6945
bdharris @ fs.fed.us
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Missouri Fire July 17
Posted on: 07/17/17 07:45 pm

source Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5373/