9.17 Fire Update
Incident: Condon Mountain Fire Wildfire
Current Status: There has been approximately 120 acres of growth in the south eastern portion of the fire over the last few days, in the vicinity of the upper elevation areas of Condon Creek and Smith Creek. Today, Monday, September 17th, fire managers will use a Super Scooper airplane and three helicopters to put water on the fire in order to cool hotspots and check growth in that area. Heavy equipment, including two excavators, a harvester, and a feller-buncher, and three engine crews are working to build a fuel break on the road system below the fire area to the end of Forest Road 9762, and then eastward, in the vicinity of Mckay Creek. A 10-person hand crew is also building fire line in the Smith Creek area.
A community meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 17, 6:00 pm, at the Condon Community Hall. Fire managers will provide an update on the fire.
Resources: Today, three helicopters, a Super Scooper airplanes, heavy equipment including two excavators, a harvester, and a feller-buncher, a 10-person hand crew, 3 engines, and a type 3 management team; overall, there are 50 people staffing the fire.
Closures: Trail #29, the Smith-Little Salmon Trail remains closed.