Gilead Fire Update 09/26/2012
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/southwest finger of the fire from Middle Rock Creek to South Rock Creek. Equipment and spike camps were backhauled from helispot 9 and Firebox Park.
Today's planned events/actions: Management of the fire will transition to a local Type 4 organization. Jason Rodriguez will assume command. Crews will continue patrolling and mopping up the southwest finger of the fire.
Weather outlook: Today's forecast calls 5-10 mph winds. Humidity will be 28-33%, with temperatures ranging from 64-69ºF.
Current resources: Two helicopters; the San Juan Hotshots; and the Incident Management Team. The cost to date is $3.3 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; 45,969 hours of work with no injuries.