Local Type 4 team
Oil Creek Fire Update
Incident Commander: Rich Hauber
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 8:30 PM
Location: Newcastle, Wyoming
Size: Current size estimated at 62,318 acres.
Cause: Under investigation.
Containment: Estimated at 100%
Land Ownership: BLM, State and Private.
Personnel: Approximately 56 personnel assigned; active demob in progress.
Equipment: 0 dozers, 1 water tenders and 6 assorted wild land and structural protection engines on scene.
Aircraft: One Type 3 helicopter assigned.
Evacuations: There are no evacuation advisories in effect anywhere in Weston County.
Weather: There is an expected warming trend forecasted for the area with temperatures in the 90's and relative humidity in the teens.
What's New: At 5:30 PM the incident transitioned from a type 3 to a type 4 team. The 6 engine strike team along with a hand crew will remain through Friday. Work will continue with mop-up, patrol and rehab.
|Date of Origin||Friday June 29th, 2012 approx. 11:23 PM|
|Location||Northwest of Newcastle, WY|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday July 09th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
2 Timber (grass and understory) Ponderosa Pine, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Sage, grass
Fire behavior today consisted of smoldering and creeping fire activity observed in interior islands and in dry larger fuels.
Good progress continues on meeting containment, mop-up, and rehab standards.
Continue with mop-up, dozer line rehab, and demob of excess resources.
Yesterday the fire recieved some rain along with lightening. Had an IA last evening near the NE section of the fire. Crews responding were successful in putting it out.
|Wind Conditions||6 mph S|