Kinney Fire Update 5
Incident: Kinney Wildfire
Kinney Fire Information: (605) 549-5184, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: September 6, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
Information Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Kinney Fire Update 5
With the help of cooler temperatures, calm winds and additional resources, firefighters were able to contain 75% of the Kinney Fire. Extremely dry fuels and difficult terrain have hampered efforts, however full containment is expected by Sunday. Incident Commander Jason Virture said the arrival of additional resources yesterday allowed firefighters to get the upper hand on the 1508 acre fire. "We were able to get resources that were being demobed off the Region 23 Complex in Nebraska. We have resources from as far away as New Jersey and North Carolina.
An investigation as to the cause is ongoing and more information will be released when that investigation wraps up. Two outbuildings have been destroyed and 1 minor injury reported. The Boles Canyon road remains restricted to local traffic only.
Crews will continue to construct and reinforce containment lines as well as patrolling green areas for spot fires. Short term objectives include mopping up within 500' of the fire perimeter. "We still have a lot of work to do, but firefighters have done a great job and have made short work of this fire. It could have easily become much larger" said Virtue.
Local, State and Federal officials remind the public that very high fire danger remains across the Black Hills and neighboring areas and everyone can help prevent human-caused fires by following the fire restrictions that are in place. Information about fire restrictions are posted on the Black Hills Fire Restriction website at http://www.blackhillsfirerestrictions.com
Location: 7 mile northeast of Newcastle, WY
Start Date: September 4, 2012
Size: 1,508 acres
Percent Contained: 75
Total Personnel: 179
Resources Include: One Type 3 Fire Management Team, Tatanka Hotshots, four type 2 handcrews, 26 engines, 1 dozers, & 2 water tenders
Air Resources: 1 heavy airtanker, 2 single engine air tankers,one type 3 helicopter, 1 type 2 helicopter