Sawtooth Fire Morning Update
Incident: Sawtooth Fire Wildfire
Fire Information - Sawtooth
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 9:00 AM
Location: 7 miles west southwest of Hamilton, Montana
Current size: 5,962 acres
Incident Commander: Roy Hall, Northern Rockies Type II Wildfire Management Team
Resources: Air Support: (2) Type 1 helicopters, (1) Type 2 helicopter, (1) Type 3 helicopter
Total personnel: 47
Situation: Rehab work continues on non-critical fire lines where full containment has occurred. Helicopter bucket drops created a significant impact on a few smokes that were still showing yesterday. Humidity increase is aiding in keeping fire behavior low.
Our Sawtooth fire operations are under a blanket of dense smoke, from numerous fires burning nearby in the Idaho area, including Mustang, Powell and the Porcupine Complex.
Air Quality: Unhealthy - People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should avoid prolonged exertion while outdoors; everyone else should limit prolonged exertion. For updated conditions visit Montana air quality online at www.airqualitymt.gov
Fire Activity: Smoldering and creeping with areas of open surface fire on the west flank within Sawtooth Creek and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.
Management Actions: Continue to mop-up, patrol, and monitor all fire lines. Continue bucket work on pre-identified priorities through Infra-Red technology. Continue rehabilitation of dozer and firelines within fire perimeter.
Evacuations and Closures: Creek Trail #123, Roaring Lion Trail #124, and Canyon Creek Trail #525 are closed due to fire activity.
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