Mcguire Complex Fact Sheet - September 5
Incident: Mcguire Complex Wildfire
McGuire Fire Complex
Red River Ranger District
September 5, 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: email@example.com
Incident: The fire complex consists of the McGuire (contains the former Bagely Fire) 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 16,602 acres (McGuire 16,600 and Herman 2)
Containment: 5% Structures Threatened: 316 (Orogrande and Dixie/Comstock)
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. The Idaho County Sheriff's Office issued Evacuation Requests for the residents of Orogrande on 8/28 and Dixie/Comstock on 9/03.
Yesterday's Activities: Fire activity moderated yesterday due to heavy smoke over the fire. The smoke layer protected the fire from wind and kept the relative humidity in the fire area in the 30s. Fire behavior included isolated torching and surface burning with little fire spread. A dozer line was created along a spot fire across the 1188 Road in the headwaters of Olive Creek. A Type 1 helicopter (sky crane) was also used to drop water on this area of the fire. Protection work was continued along the 1188 Road and a dozer line was established along the west side of Dixie. Fire crews continued structure protection (setting up sprinklers, hoses & pumps) in the Orogrande, Dixie/Comstock, and Red River areas.
Current Resources: nine 20-person crews, twenty-three engines, one skidgine, four dozers, three water tenders, and three helicopters. Total personnel: 383.
Today's Activities: Winds are predicted to be out of the west at 10 mph, which will likely move the fire to the east. The dozer line developed in the head of Olive Creek will be extended to the west toward the 311 Road along the fire perimeter. Protection work on the 1188 Road will be continued northeast toward the 222 Road. Structure protection work will continue in the Orogrande, Dixie/Comstock, and Red River areas. A community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 6, at 6:00 p.m. at the Elk City Ranger Station.
Restrictions/Closures: An Area Closure around the fire has been expanded by the Red River Ranger District for public safety and now includes a closure of Road 222 except for local residents. 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"