Trinity Ridge Fire Update 8-16-2012 0730
Incident: Trinity Ridge Fire Wildfire
Trinity Ridge Fire Update
For Immediate Release: August 16, 2012 7:30 a.m.
Fire Information: 208‐653‐2164, 208‐653‐2584, 208‐384‐3266
(Daily from 7:00a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
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Date started: August 3, 2012 Number of Personnel: 934
Location: Featherville, Idaho Crews: 1 Type 1, 22 Type 2
Size: 69,216 acres Engines: 33 Dozers: 2
Percent Contained: 3% Water Tenders: 17
Estimated Containment: 10/01/12 Helicopters: 1 Type 1 and 1 Type 3
Cause: Human Injuries to Date: 3
Structures Lost: 4 Outbuildings Lost: 4 Cost to Date: $6,833,297
There will be a community meeting at 10:30am today at the Pine Senior Center.
There will be a community meeting in Idaho City on Friday, August 17, at 6:00pm at the Idaho City Community Hall.
Fire managers will be present to give an overview of the fire and answer questions.
The Elmore County Sheriff has re‐evaluated the mandatory road closure and has extended the window of opportunity
for residents to access their property for a limited time today. The road will reopen from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., today,
August 16, 2012. Residents wishing to access their property should do so early in the day. The road closure status will
be re‐evaluated throughout the day as fire conditions change.
Management tactics will continue to be focused on structure protection in the Featherville and Pine areas today as well as in other areas of the fire. Structure protection will continue in Rocky Bar though the fire has passed around this community with no structures lost. As fire advances on the west flank, firefighters will continue to provide structure protection in Alexander Flats and Barber Flat. To the north crews will continue to address protection needs in Atlanta and protect the Swanholm Lookout. Firefighters will perform perimeter work as fire behavior allows.
Roads are currently closed to all traffic to Atlanta except for fire support personnel.
Closures and Public Safety:
Evacuations: Dutch Creek, Swanholm, Weatherby and Queen River Campground have all been evacuated. Those with respiratory health conditions in Atlanta are advised to evacuate the area. Many roads are currently closed as outlined inthe Boise National Forest Trinity Ridge Fire Road Closure Order Number 0402‐00‐21 signed by Boise Forest Supervisors on August 10th, 2012.
The road closure is in effect at the following locations:
‐Intersection of Highway 20 and FH 61 (Pine‐Featherville Rd)
‐Intersection of Lester Creek Rd and Lake Creek Rd
‐ Forest Service Shake Creek Guard Station East of Featherville, ID.
The roads, as described above, enter into an area with ongoing wildfire activity. The area is closed for public safety and protection from hazards associated with wildfire.