Facts Sheet - August 30, 2012 8:30am
Incident: Wedge Creek Fire Wildfire
Date Started: August 8, 2012
Size: The fire has been GPS'ed from aircraft at 1,247 acres.
Percent Contained: 0%
Resources: One Light Helicopter
Structures Threatened: Two FS Remote Cabins & Two Trail System Bridges
Cooperating Agencies: Powell County Sheriff DepartmentWedge Creek Fire: This fire is burning in steep terrain, heavy timber and around rock outcroppings in a remote un-roaded area about two miles south of the Scapegoat Wilderness boundary. The fire is producing a smoke column visible from highway 200. The fire is burning more actively in the Hayden Creek area. The weather for today is forecasted to be sunny, warm and dry with a high near 78. This afternoon south winds 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable in the evening are expected and could gust as high as 20 mph. Winds continue to push the fire to the north east into the previously burned Conger Fire area that occurred in 2007 which has very sparse vegetation and will not result in any significant spread if the fire gets established in that area. Humidities are expected to drop into the low teens. No water or retardant drops were used yesterday. Due to heavy fuel loadings with intermittent bug-killed trees, steep slopes and inaccessible terrain it is unsafe to have crews on the ground. At this time, actions will continue to engage the fire in a way that will not place firefighters in danger. No private structures or property are currently threatened by the fire.
Today's Plan: Today's air quality is expected to be clearer allowing the IC a better look at the fire while doing the reconnaissance flight observing the fire. A GPS perimeter data was not collected yesterday. Actions will continue to engage the fire in a way that will not place firefighters in danger and utilize aircraft to observe and engage the fire as necessary. The Incident Commander is discussing options for area closures with District Recreation and Resource Advisors. No additional Trail Closures are expected and will most likely be created around the fire perimeter.
Fenn Mountain Trail #88 the entire trail, beginning in T 16 N, R 12 W, Section 3.
Conger Point Trail #468 the entire trail, beginning in T 17 N, R 11 W, Section 31.
Dwight Creek Trail #414 from the junction with Conger Point Trail #468 to Omar Mountain T 17 N, R 12 W, Section 14.
Conger Creek Trail #403 from the junction with Conger Point Trail #468 T 17 N, R12 W, Sec. 23 to the junction with Canyon Point Trail #1437 T17 N, R 11 W, Sec. 29.