Morning Update From Eagle Creek 9-28-12
Incident: Eagle Creek Wildfire
Incident Management Team
NOTE THIS WILL BE THE LAST DAILY UPDATE FROM THIS INCIDENT
DAILY INFORMATION FACT SHEET
Incident: Eagle Creek Wildland Fire Information Phone: 406-477-7143
Phone normally staffed 0700-10:00pm
Information Officer: Pat McKelvey
Location: Eagle Creek Fire is located in Black Eagle Creek Drainage approximately 11 miles South of Lame Deer, Montana.
Approximate Size: 4,150 acres Containment : 90%
Incident Commander: Tom Heintz, Northern Rockies Type-II Incident Management Team
Hand Crews: (1) Type II crew; Engines: 13
Air Support: (1) Type 3 helicopters Bulldozers: 2 Total personnel: 120
Injuries: None Cost to Date: $710,000
Fire Update: The operations for today will be a repeat of yesterday's shift. The rehabilitation of dozer lines is the priority and indications are that will be accomplished by end of shift tonight. With that completed this Incident Management Team will have completed the assignment and the fire management will be turned back to the Northern Cheyenne Agency for any further work. That transition is planned to occur at 0600 a.m. tomorrow morning. Any further informational updates or questions will be handled by that agency. Resources that are not needed to be transitioned in that return of the incident management will be demobilized tonight as well.
Weather for today is forecast to be mostly sunny with maximum temperatures of 76-81 degrees with minimum humidity of 21-26 %. That is essentially an unchanged weather from yesterday and indicates that cooler, wetter trend that happening. We will have light winds in the morning and possibly up to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. There are no thunderstorms in the forecast. It is becoming evident with the shorter day length and fantastic fall colors in this area of the region, that fall is in the air!
The temporary flight restrictions that have been in place over and around this fire area have been lifted.
The members of the Tom Heintz Northern Rockies Incident Management Team all extend a thank you to the public, landowners, and all whom we have worked with in this area. Your support has been recognized and necessary in the accomplishment of our work. Thank you!
Special Concerns: New fire starts!
Attention: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions remain in effect for this area. Information on fire restrictions can be found at http://firerestrictions.us/mt/. Call 406-477-8264 or 406-477-8267 for inquiries on restrictions and closures for the Northern Cheyenne Reservation land.