9-18 Fire Update
Incident: Condon Mountain Fire Wildfire
Current Status: Yesterday, fire growth was minimal in the south eastern portion of the fire, in the vicinity of the upper elevation areas of Condon Creek and Smith Creek. The helicopters working the fire were able to cool hotspots and check growth in those areas. Today, Monday, September 18th, fire managers will continue the same strategy and use four helicopters to put water on the fire in order to limit growth. Heavy equipment, including two excavators, a harvester, and a feller-buncher, three engine crews, and a 10 person hand crew are working to build a shaded fuel break line on the road system below the fire area to the end of Forest Road 9762, and then eastward, in the vicinity of Mckay Creek. Fire managers are scouting and planning for possible additional fuel breaks in the area.
The fire has remained within containment lines to the north along Dog Creek; water pumps with hose and sprinklers remain in place if in the event the fire becomes active in that area.
The fire management objectives for Condon Mountain Fire include keeping the fire north of Smith Creek drainage, south of Dog Creek, and east of road 9762, 9813, and 10513; to use direct and indirect tactics as conditions allow, and to maintain fire fighter safety during incident operations.
Resources: Today, four helicopters, 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 55 people staffing the fire.
Closures: Trail #29, the Smith-Little Salmon Trail remains closed.