Sunday, July 21, 2013 - Summit Fire Update
Incident: Summit Fire Wildfire
July 21, 2013
Contact Fire Information:
208-462-5320 or cell phone 208-741-9262
Summary: The Great Basin Type 2 Team headed by Incident Commander Tracy Dunford (Team 6), assumed management of the Summit Fire at 6 a.m., July 20th. The fire is located approximately 14 miles northeast of Idaho City and 4 miles north of Pilot Peak Lookout, and 8 miles southwest of Lowman. Lightning started the fire on the evening of July 16 and strong winds quickly spread the flames. No structures are threatened. The fire is burning in subalpine fir, lodgepole pine and Douglas fir with heavy dead and down trees.
Current Situation: Fire crews have made excellent progress building a line around the southeast and west portion of the fire and are continuing up around the northern end of the fire perimeter. The northern edge of the fire continues to have some isolated interior torching with occasional short range spotting. Fire managers will begin releasing some fire crews off the fire this evening as the fire reaches greater containment.
Weather: The weather continues to be hot and dry with low relative humidity and light winds over the fire area.
Closures: A closure area is in effect for the Summit Fire. For the official closure order, refer to www.inciweb.org/incident/3525
The vegetation continues to dry as the weather stays hotter and drier with no recent moisture and no moisture predicted in the area in the near future. Residents and visitors are encouraged to stay informed of fire conditions, area restrictions, and area closures as they travel and enjoy the area.