Mcguire Complex Daily Update 09.19.2012
Incident: Mcguire Complex Wildfire
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 McGuire Fire complex was started by lightning event 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: 35,016 acres Containment: 2% Structures Threatened: 673
Yesterday's Activities: An inversion layer over the fire minimized spread. The fire was carried by dry ground fuels igniting individual and small groups of trees. The eastern flank was the most active area on the fire with some spot fires over the containment lines. Firefighters also worked to contain two spot fires south of 1190. On the west flank, the fire continued to back slowly downslope in the East Fork of the Crooked River towards the Gospel Hump Wilderness. The southwest area of the fire was active on the Silver Spur Ridge and spread further into the Gospel Hump Wilderness. Structure protection improvements continued in the communities of Orogrande, Dixie, Comstock and Red River. A pilot car convoyed residents into Dixie via Road 222 at 8:00 a.m. and convoyed residents out of Dixie at 9:00 a.m.
Evacuations: Stage 3 Evacuation Requests remain for the residents of Concord, Orogrande, Dixie/Comstock, and Mallard Creek/Cook Ranch. A Stage 2 Evacuation Warning remains for Red River. A Stage 1 Protection Alert is in place for Elk City (a Stage 1 Alert advises residents that active fire is in the area).
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.
Today's Activities: Firefighters will be working to suppress the fire in Crooked Creek just north of Dixie and will engage the fire along the 222 and 1190 Roads. Crews will also continue to work on containment lines on the south and east sides of the fire and to contain spot fires in those areas. Structure protection continues in the communities of Orogrande, Dixie, Comstock and Red River.
Current Resources: 10 crews, 60 engines, 4 dozers, 14 water tenders, and 7 helicopters.
Total personnel: 648
For further information, including specific details regarding the Area Closure, visit: http://www.inciweb.org/; Select "McGuire Complex"