Daily Update for 9-3-12
Incident: Waterfalls 2 Wildfire
Waterfalls 2 Fire Daily Update
September 3, 2012
Crews completed the mopup standard of 300 feet yesterday, along with dealing with a couple smokes in division A and B. Division D had a smoke about 400 feet in from the line and was also taken care of. Over 25 miles of fire-line have been completed. All equipment has been back hauled from the three spike camps.
Command was transferred to a Type III team from Warm Springs at 6:00 am this morning. Jabbar Davis, Incident Commander (IC), will assume command of the Type III team. Gary Sampson Jr is assigned as IC trainee.
There are still several unburned areas within the interior of the fire perimeter. Expect some intense burning within these areas until wet or winter weather arrives. As humidities drop in the afternoon fire activity will increase. Night-time inversions may trap smoke in the valleys until around noon each day.
Objectives for the Type III team are fire fighter safety and continued mop up operations. As mop up is completed in divisions haul back of equipment will begin. There are over 6 miles of hose in the Whitewater drainage alone.
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Fire at a Glance
Size: 12,265 acres
Warm Springs Area Closure:
From the B-100 Road crossing under the Marion Flats BPA powerline south and west to the southern and western reservation boundaries.
Blockades located on Tribal land at Tenino/J-100 Jct, P-500/P-510 Jct (also known as North Butte Jct), and the B-200/B-210/P-500 Jct.
Location: 22 miles west of Warm Springs
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