Porcupine Complex Daily Update 09.18.2012
Incident: Porcupine Complex Wildfire
Information Officer: Brian Harris
Info Phone @ (208) 842-2725 w/ answering machine
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
G-mail account: email@example.com
Incident: The Porcupine Complex was started by lightning on 8/9.
Location: The Porcupine Complex is 25 miles east of Elk City, ID.
Agency Jurisdiction: USDA Forest Service, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Cooperating Agencies: Idaho County Sheriff's Department
Incident Command Post: (ICP) is located at the old Red River Ranger Station.
Current Size: 23,852 acres
Containment: 0% Structures Threatened: 5
Activities: The Porcupine Complex is burning actively on all flanks. A Special Area Closure is in effect for the portion of the complex that is on the Nez Perce National Forest. Point protection of recreational and administrative facilities and removal of hazardous trees along road corridors continues to take place. Helicopter water drops will take place on hotspots to help prevent fire runs on values at risk.
The Porcupine Complex is now being managed by Type 1 California Interagency Incident Management Team 5.
Road Closures: The Magruder Corridor Road (FR468) is closed from the junction of the Green Mountain Road (FR 285) to Observation Point for public safety due to fire activity.
Area Closures: Closures have been put in place. 581 and 575 trails and the spur road going up to Burnt Knob lookout have been closed. On the Nez Perce National Forest, Forest Road#285 is open with delays; Forest Road #357 is open; Forest Road #468 is open from its junction with Forest Road #222 to its junction with Forest Road #285. The Remainder of Forest Road #468 is closed; Forest Trail # 501 is open from 14-Mile Trailhead to Bargamin Creek; the 14-Mile Trailhead and Granite Springs Campgrounds are open.
For information on the fire and the Magruder Road on the Bitterroot National Forest, please call the Westfork Ranger District at 406-821-3269.
For further information, including specific details regarding the Area Closure, visit the InciWeb website: http://inciweb.org/incident/3171/