Lime Creek Fire Holding at About 40 Acres
Incident: Lime Creek Fire Wildfire
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho – The Lime Creek Fire, located about 1 mile southeast of Anderson Ranch Reservoir has not grown significantly today and remains at about 40 acres this mid-afternoon. There is no estimate of containment established, but the fire is currently not posing any particular containment problems.
A twenty person crew has been transported by helicopter to the fire, and an additional twenty person fire crew will be transported later today. The fire which began Tuesday morning was initially attacked by five Smokejumpers from McCall.
There are no structure threats, and recreationists in the Anderson Ranch area should not be affected by the fire other than potentially seeing, or smelling smoke from it.
The fire is burning in grass and timber. Accessibility is an issue with containment, due to a lack of roads in the area.
About 30 firefighters are working at the fire site. A heavy lift helicopter with a water bucket has been effective in helping to check the fires movement today. Two Single Engine air tankers are available as needed. Of the five hand crews ordered last night, three have yet to arrive.
Two fires reported this morning due to lightning are very small (less than one acre) and are staffed with no containment issues. One, called the Bender Fire, near Lucky Peak Reservoir has been declared out. The other, called the Wilson Fire, and located north of the Lime Creek Fire has been staffed by one engine crew.
Lightning has not developed as of this update, but is forecasted through tomorrow. Air patrols and fire lookouts are being used to detect any new fire starts.
Further information is available by contacting the Mountain Home Ranger District at 587-7961or the Boise National Forest Headquarters Office at 373-4100. ###