Trinity Ridge Fire Update 9-12-12
Incident: Trinity Ridge Fire Wildfire
Trinity Ridge Fire
For Immediate Release: September 12, 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:298
Location: Featherville, Idaho
Crews: Type 1: 0, Type 2: 0
Size: 146,545 acres
Engines: 12 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: $39,493,726
The fire did not grow yesterday, the containment remained the same, and no initial attack activity occurred in the team's area of responsibility. The fire is being monitored daily by air and ground resources. With the complexity of the incident decreasing The Alaska Incident Management team has begun to downsize to a Type 3 organization that will be run by the Boise National Forest. The transition is planned for Thursday at 2400.
Efforts are focused on the rehabilitation of the areas most affected by fire activity. Rehabilitation work includes the use of excavators that are clearing dozer lines of debris left behind. Fallers, firefighters with extensive knowledge and experience with safely falling trees of all sizes, continue to remove hazardous trees and snags from roadways and trails. Any tree that may pose a problem or dangerous situation in the future is considered a hazardous tree.
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/.