The active fire behavior of Friday was substantially knocked down Saturday under precipitation received. Five personnel continue to patrol roadways, looking for snags and increased fire activity.
The Magruder Road Corridor remains open, although falling snags and rolling debris may exist throughout the fire area. Be prepared with at least a saw.
The forecasted precipitation may actually be snow in the high elevations on the road. The road is not maintained for winter travel, so please be prepared.
Sunday should be a mostly cloudy with little or no precipitation. Rain is likely tonight and Monday. A strong cold front is expected Tuesday, October 16, that will bring windy conditions and more precipitation.
THIS WILL BE THE LAST UPDATE UNLESS FIRE ACTIVITY CHANGES SUBSTANTIALLY.
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 09th, 2012 approx. 07:00 PM|
|Location||25 miles east of Elk City, ID|
|Incident Commander||Tom Mcleod|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday October 30th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory). Heavy timber (subalpine fir and lodgepole pine) with a large component of beetle-killed lodgepole pine.
Smoldering and creeping was observed throughtout most of the fire area, although active fire behavior was observed near Poet Creek Campground on Road 468 and near the 502 trailhead on Road 285.
Conitnue to monitor fire behavior and remove falling snags on roadway.
Porcupine Acreage: Nez Perce: 24,624; Bitterroot 12,507; Total: 37,131