Mcguire Complex Fact Sheet - September 17
Incident: Mcguire Complex Wildfire
McGuire Fire Complex
Red River Ranger District
September 17, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Command Post: (ICP) is located at the old Red River Ranger Station.
Current Size: 33,161 acres
Containment: 2% Structures Threatened: 623
Yesterday's Activities: Significant fire behavior was observed on the east and west perimeters of the fire. The fire continued to burn along Road 222 from the Dixie Summit northeast and made a significant run east toward Jack Mountain. In the Orogrande area, the fire is firmly established in the east Fork of the Crooked River. Crews worked on spot fires and slopovers along the 222 corridor. Containment line at the head of Crooked Creek near Dixie held, and crews patrolled and mopped up along the lines. Helicopters provided support, dropping water on hot spots as needed. On the west flank, the fire continues to back into the Lake Creek drainage.
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. Conditions permitting, a pilot car will escort residents into Dixie at 8:00 a. m. and from Dixie at 9:00 a.m. to the Trapper Creek Road junction daily. 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.
just north of Dixie and mop up spot fires and slopovers along the 222 Road. Snags and hazard trees pose a serious safety hazard, and sawyers will work to clear them along the 222 corridor. Crews will reinforce the line along the south perimeter. Structure protection improvements continue in the communities of Orogrande, Dixie, Comstock and Red River
Current Resources: Ten 20-person crews, forty-one engines, four dozers, eleven water tenders, and seven helicopters. Total personnel: 546
For further information, including specific details regarding the Area Closure, visit: http://www.inciweb.org/; Select "McGuire Complex"