September 14, 2012 - Wesley Fire Update
Incident: Wesley Wildfire
Great Basin Team 7, Doug Crocker IC
WESLEY FIRE UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Date Started: 09/09/2012
Total Personnel: approx. 352
Structures: 22 threatened
Location: 12 miles NW of New Meadows, ID
Injuries to Date: 0
Size: 4,356 acres
Percent Contained: 5%
Resources: 3 Helicopters; 6 Engines; 8 Crews
The Wesley Fire continues to burn in upper Lick Creek, upper Rapid River and upper Boulder Creek, encompassing the Lick Creek lookout. The fire is estimated at 4,356 acres moving north and northeast
Overview: The fire was more active Thursday as weather became warmer and dryer. It made a 2½ mile run along the Rapid River drainage that included group torching and plume development with medium range spotting and establishment of fire in the upper portion of Rapid River. Except for some small spots, crews continue to hold the fire to the west side of Road 79.
Operations Report: Fire resources will continue line construction and reinforcement on the south end of the fire and work north along both the east and west sides of the fire. Crews will mop up spots below the 079 Road.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect for Payette and Boise National Forests. Dry and unstable air in the mid-levels of the atmosphere will reach critical thresholds Friday afternoon. This Red Flag Warning is in effect from Noon Friday to 6 a.m. MDT Saturday for western Payette National Forest, eastern Payette National Forest, northern Boise National Forest and southern Boise National Forest. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of instability and dryness in the middle levels of the atmosphere will create potential for plume dominated fires.
Contact: Fire Information: Wesley Fire Information 208-253-3112 or http://www.inciweb.org/ ###