Ridge Fire 7/24/2013 Update
Incident: Ridge Fire Wildfire
Ridge Fire Update Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Fire Camp Info Line877-608-5655
Location: 14 miles Northeast of Lowman, ID
Size: 4,615 acres
Fuels: Subalpine Fir with intermixed Lodgepole Pine
Observed Fire Behavior: Group-tree torching, ground spread, with spotting up to ¼ mile ahead of the active fire.
Assigned Resources: 390 personnel
11 twenty person fire crews
Miscellaneous overhead personnel
Fire Situation: Today fire crews will continue to construct fire line on the western portion of the fire perimeter as they secure and mop up existing fire line with assistance from water dropping helicopters.
The northern part of the fire has moved into the area previously burned in the Red Mountain Fire of 2006. The reduction of fuel in this area has slowed the progression of the Ridge Fire to the north, thus allowing fire crews to make good progress while increasing the percentage of containment to 14 percent.
Fire crews will continue to utilize spike camps throughout the fire area as they work towards full containment in their efforts to protect the White Bark Pine and Bull Trout habitat within the local area.
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