Gilead Fire Update 09/25/2012
Incident: Gilead Wildfire
Fire Location Approximately 8 miles southwest of Story WY and
approximately 10 miles northwest of Buffalo, WY.
Size 8,189 Acres
Fire Containment 61%
Management Objectives: Minimize risk to firefighters and air resources by limiting exposure to high-risk environment; provide for public safety; minimize risk to values including structures, recreation, and livestock; build and improve relationships with cooperators and the local community; keep the public informed of the fire situation, strategies, and management actions; and minimize fire spread.
Closures: An emergency closure, surrounding the fire perimeter is in effect on the Bighorn National Forest. See www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn/, www.inciweb.org/incident/3220, or any district office for further information.
Yesterday's events/actions: Crews secured and mopped up Division T/south finger of the fire from Middle Rock Creek to South Rock Creek. The burnout line on the south flank was secured. Firebox Spike Camp was vacated with the exception of helispot support.
Today's planned events/actions: Mop up fireline from burnout on south flank. Mop up and patrol the remaining portion of the Division T/southwest finger of the fire.
Weather outlook: Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon with 5-10 mph upslope and light ridgetop winds. Humidity will be 29-34%, with temperatures ranging from 63-68ºF. A 10% chance of thunderstorms is forecasted; erratic, gusty winds associated with thunderstorms are expected.
Current resources: Two helicopters; the San Juan Hotshots; and the Incident Management Team. The cost to date is $3.2 million.
Fire danger: Extreme - conditions are very dry. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect on the Bighorn NF. See www.fs.usda.gov/bighorn/ for further information.
Firefighter injuries: None; 44,222 hours of work with no injuries.