September 29, 2012 - Wesley Fire Update
Incident: Wesley Wildfire
Payette National Forest Public Affairs Office 800 West Lakeside Avenue McCall, ID 83638 208-634-0700 United States Department of Agriculture
Payette National Forest
Public Affairs Office
800 West Lakeside Avenue
McCall, ID 83638
Date: September 29, 2012
Contact: Wesley Fire Information 208-347-3799 www.inciweb.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Great Basin Type I Incident Management Team Transfers Management of the Wesley Fire Back to the Forest
Start Date: September 9, 2012
Size: 15,289 acres
Injuries to Date: 0
Number of helicopters: 5
Number of Engines: 8
Number of crews: 14
Number of personnel: 544
Structures Lost: 0
Out Buildings Lost : 0
The Wesley Fire is still burning in the Rapid River drainage. It will continue to slowly spread upslope and up canyon. The east and south sides of the fire are contained. The northwest quarter will be monitored by air, due to steep, remote, and hazardous topography. The current acreage is 15,289.
Fire crews continue to construct containment line on the west side of the fire moving toward Bear Saddle. Recovery crews are removing fire hose and other unneeded equipment. Resource crews are rehabilitating fire line to a more natural condition.
A Forest Type 3 Incident Management Team will assume command of the fire tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. Due to increased containment of the fire, the fire closure area has been reduced on the east and southeast side. See attached closure map and refer to inciweb.org for the latest closure order.
Saturday's weather forecast is sunny, dry, and warmer with temperatures up to 75 degrees. Winds will be 5 -10 mph.