Mcguire Complex Fact Sheet - September 3
Incident: Mcguire Complex Wildfire
McGuire Fire Complex
Red River Ranger District
September 3, 2012 7:30 a.m.
Information Officers: Ted Pettis, Katie Knotek, Alyse Cadez
Info Phone @ (208) 842-2725 w/ answering machine
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
G-mail account: firstname.lastname@example.org
Incident: The fire complex consists of the McGuire, Bagely and Herman wildland fires, which were all started by lightning on 8/27.
Location: Five miles west of Dixie, ID.
Agency Jurisdiction: USDA Forest Service, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Cooperating Agencies: Idaho County Sheriff's Department
Incident Commander: Shawn Pearson, Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team (IMT). The Incident Command Post (ICP) is located at the old Red River Ranger Station, with fire camp located in the York field at Red River.
Current Size: Complex is 12,402 acres (McGuire 12,400 and Herman 2) ·The McGuire Fire burned into the Bagley Fire on September 2 - they are now listed as one fire
Containment: 5% Structures Threatened: 150
Status: The fires are burning in stands of sub alpine fir & lodgepole pine with a large component of dead and down beetle-killed trees. There is very poor access to the fire areas with limited safety zones for firefighters. The Herman Fire is located in the Gospel Hump Wilderness with smoldering fire activity. Helicopter water bucket drops are available for suppression activities. The Idaho County Sheriff's Office issued an evacuation request for the residents of Orogrande on 8/28.
Yesterday's Activities: Fire activity increased late yesterday morning as the overnight inversion lifted and the relative humidity dropped to the low teens. The McGuire Fire spotted across Big Creek and made a significant crown run east toward Burpee Mountain and northeast up Vetter Creek toward Moose Butte. Due to increased activity, the Incident Management Team requested the Idaho County Sheriff's Office issue a Stage 2 Evacuation Warning for the Dixie/Comstock area. Local residents were notified of the official Evacuation Warning yesterday evening.
Current Resources: nine 20-person crews, nineteen engines, one skidgine, four dozers, two water tenders, and four helicopters. Total personnel: 347.
Today's Activities: Fire weather and behavior is expected to be similar to yesterday, with continued spread to the east/northeast. Crews will work to strengthen and hold fireline on the eastern edge of the complex. Structure protection work will continue in the Orogrande area and will begin in the Dixie/Comstock area. Structure protection assessments will continue in the Red River area along Roads 222 and 234 in preparation for potential protection needs. A public meeting will be held at the Community Center in Dixie at 11 am.
Restrictions/Closures: An Area Closure around the fire has been established by the Red River Ranger District for public safety. A temporary flight restriction (TFR) is in effect surrounding the McGuire Complex fire area. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.
For further information, including specific details regarding the Area Closure, visit: http://www.inciweb.org/; Select "McGuire Complex"