Mcguire Complex Update 9/24/12
Incident: Mcguire Complex Wildfire
Information Officer: Brian Harris
Info Phone @ (208) 842-2725 w/ answering machine
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 8 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: 41,605 acres Containment: 5% Structures Threatened: 685
Yesterday's Activities: Widespread smoky conditions kept fire activity down most of the day. In the afternoon, under the influence of light northerly winds, fire activity picked up just a little over the entire fire at around 11:00 a.m. A few isolated areas had single tree touching with short range spotting. The majority of the fire advanced with only creeping and smoldering. On the east flank was the most active with continuing spread into Little Mallard Creek Meadow. Light precipitation was observed on portions of the fire. However the amounts were insufficient to have an impact on the fire. Crews began to implement preparations on structures along the Salmon River Corridor in Whitewater. A community meeting was held in Elk Creek to give residents an update on the fire. 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. A community meeting was held at the Dixie Community Center.
Today's Activities: On Road 222 hazardous tree removal and contingency line construction with logging equipment will continue. Crews will continue to work on containment lines on the east side of the fire. Crews will continue to enhance structure protection measures in Mallard Creek Ranch, Cook Ranch, and Whitewater.
Evacuations: A Stage 3 Evacuation remains in effect 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. Crooked River road is closed to the public and restricted to residents only. 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.
Current Resources: 8 crews, 53 engines, 6 dozers, 13 water tenders, and 5 helicopters.
Total personnel: 685
For further information, including specific details regarding the Area Closure, visit: http://www.inciweb.org/; Select "McGuire Complex"