Mcguire Complex Fact Sheet September 16- 8:00 AM
Incident: Mcguire Complex Wildfire
McGuire Fire Complex
Red River Ranger District
September 16, 2012 8:00 a.m.
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 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: Two miles west of Dixie, two miles south of Orogrande, and four miles southwest of Red River, ID.
Agency Jurisdiction: USDA Forest Service, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Cooperating Agencies: Idaho County Sheriff's Department
Incident Commander: The Incident Command Post (ICP) is located at the old Red River Ranger Station.
Current Size: Complex is 32,260 acres
Containment: 2% Structures Threatened: 623
Yesterday's Activities: The fire continues to establish itself along the east side of Road 222 with group torching, short crown runs, and spotting. It has spotted north of Road 1190. On the east side of the fire, active fire is burning along Road 222 from the Dixie Summit northeast to the confluence of the West Fork and the South Fork of the Red River.
In the Orogrande area, the fire continues to back down the east fork of the Crooked River drainage and is approximately 2 miles south of Orogrande. The northeast portion of the fire continues to burn and actively spot towards Moose Butte Creek drainage and is approximately 4 miles southwest of Red River. Firefighters held the fire to the north of the community of Dixie and continue to work hot spots in the area. The southwest portion of the fire has backed down into the Lake Creek area and is expected to continue down the drainage. In the Orogrande Summit area, the fire has burned into the Rattlesnake Fire burn area but is not expected to reach Road 233. The Herman fire has remained between the retardant lines and is being monitored daily.
Evacuations: The Idaho County Sheriff's Office issued Stage 3 Evacuation for the Mallard Creek/Cook Ranch areas as the fire jumped to the east side of Road 222 and became well established. Stage 3 Evacuation Requests remain for the residents of Orogrande and Dixie/Comstock. A Stage 2 Evacuation Warning remains for Red River. A Stage 1 Protection Alert is in place for Elk City and Concord.
Road Closures: The 222 Road is closed to all access, including residents from Trapper Creek Road to the community of Dixie. Forest Service Road 1190 from Trapper Creek to Dixie Summit is closed to all access including residents. Forest Service Road 1190 from Trapper Creek and Road 421 from Red Mail Box to the Whitewater area is closed to all non-residents.
Area Closures: An Area Closure around the fire area is in effect for public safety and to ensure unimpeded access for firefighters and equipment. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.
Today's Activities: Firefighters will continue to work to contain spots on the east side of Road 222. Firefighters will also work to keep the fire west of Crooked Creek Road to Road 222 and will attempt to contain spots on the east side of 1190 Road. Aircraft will be aggressively working on hot spots and flare ups as weather and smoke conditions permit. Firefighters will continue to provide structure protection in Dixie, Comstock, Orogrande, and Red River.
Current Resources: Nine 20-person crews, twenty-two engines, four dozers, eleven water tenders, and six helicopters. Total personnel: 452
For further information, including specific details regarding the Area Closure, visit: http://www.inciweb.org/; Select "McGuire Complex"