Trinity Ridge Fire Update 9-11-12
Incident: Trinity Ridge Fire Wildfire
Trinity Ridge Fire
For Immediate Release: September 11, 2012 8:00 a.m.
Fire Information (Main): 720.237.4966
Fire Information (Pine/Featherville area): 208.653.2164, 208.653.2584
Boise National Forest: 208.373.4100
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Date started: August 3, 2012
Number of Personnel:389
Location: Featherville, Idaho
Crews: Type 1: 0, Type 2:3
Size: 146,545 acres
Engines: 16 Dozers: 1
Percent Contained: 64%
Water Tenders: 13
Estimated Containment: 10/01/12
Helicopters: Type 1: 0, Type 2: 1, Type 3: 3
Injuries to Date: 14
Structures Lost: 4 Outbuildings Lost: 9
Cost to Date: $39,159,071
The road to Atlanta via Edna Creek will be closed to all traffic in both directions from 0900 until the convoy is back out of the closure area TODAY Sept 11th, 2012. The heavy equipment convoy will be lead by pilot cars. Fire operations will stage engines along the route to make sure no local or fire traffic blocks the road.
Yesterday containment reached 64%. As progress is made, excess crews and equipment will continue to be demobilized. Fire activity has been decreasing each day as the fire moves into higher elevations and old burn scars. Crews continue making progress rehabilitating fire lines and removing hazard trees along roads within the Trinity Ridge fire perimeter. Road graders are being used in many locations repairing roads used by firefighting equipment. Fire managers continue to monitor the perimeter by helicopter.
Light winds are expected today with predicted increased gusts in the afternoon. Moderate fire activity was observed near West Warrior Peak. No initial attack fires were reported within the area of the Incident Management Team's responsibility on Monday. Helicopters, fire personnel, and equipment are staged to assist with any new starts.
Suppression Rehabilitation Plan:
Rehabilitation efforts will be directed towards mitigating impacts from fire suppression activities and Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) work. Fire managers will work closely with Boise National Forest resource specialists to coordinate these efforts. For more information about BAER, visit http://www.nifc.gov/BAER/Page/NIFC BAER.html.
The Pine-Featherville road, as well as the road to Baumgartner campground, is open to all traffic. The Boise National Forest reduced the size of the closure area around the fire effective September 6, 2012. The revised area closure is 0402-00-0024 (Revision #6) dated September 5, 2012. Details and a map of the current closure are available on Inciweb: http://inciweb.org/incident/map/3088/2/