Daily Update 9.21.2012
Incident: Mcguire Complex Wildfire
Current Size: 38,671 acres Containment: 3% Structures Threatened: 683
Yesterday's Activities: The complex continued to be active on the eastern flank of the fire. Favorable weather and smoke conditions allowed helicopters to make water drops on several active areas of the fire. On the 222 Road hazardous trees and logging activities continued. A pilot car convoyed residents into Dixie via the 222 Road 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 and Red River Hot Springs. 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: On the 222 Road hazardous trees and logging activities will continue. Patrols will monitor the less active portions of the complex. Crews will also continue to work on containment lines on the east side of the fire and will work to contain spot fires in this area. Crews will continue to enhance structure protection measures in Mallard Ranch, Dixie, Comstock, Orogrande, Red River, and Whitewater. Fire personnel will be scouting for suppression opportunities ahead of the fire. The wind is expected to come out of the south and there will be a potential for fire spread on the northeast and east sides of the fire perimeter.
Current Resources: 12 crews, 57 engines, 6 dozers, 13 water tenders, and 7 helicopters. Total personnel: 746
For further information, including specific details regarding the Area Closure, visit: www.inciweb.org; Select "McGuire Complex"