Emigrat Fire Morning Update July 31st
Incident: Emigrant Fire Wildfire
MORNING FIRE UPDATE
Contact: Clare Delaney 406-544-1084
PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES ON THE FIRE 1 helicopters, 3 engines, 15 person hand crew and overhead for a total of 77 personnel.
YESTERDAY’S ACTIVITY: Fire activity was limited to creeping, backing and smoldering. Minimal precipitation was observed over the fire in the afternoon. One Type 1 hotshot crew and the Type 2 crew were demobilized.
WEDNESDAY’S PLANNED ACTIVITY: A transfer of command from the Type 3 organization back to the local unit (USFS - Livingston Ranger District)occurred this morning at 6:00 a.m. The remaining local team is in place to monitor conditions and fire activity. Fire managers are calling the fire 5% contained as a result of the fire butting up against rock barriers. The implementation of ignition operations is still planned and could begin on the return of the hotter and drier conditions. At that time fire resources will be called in to assist with these ignition operations.
FIRE WEATHER: Predictions are for partly cloudy conditions today over the fire area with isolated thunderstorms occurring mid-afternoon. Temperatures will be 75-80 degrees, and the humidity will be 30-35%. Some gusty and erratic winds may develop with the afternoon thunderstorms.
CLOSURES & OTHER INFORMATION: Dailey Lake and most surrounding camping areas are open to recreationists through the weekend. Emigrant Fire Incident Command Post is located on a bench approximately ¼ mile north of the lake and that area is the only portion closed to the public at Dailey Lake Recreation area. Please be cautious of fire traffic on Dailey Lake Road.
The Forest Service portion of Sixmile Creek Road from its junction with the Dailey Lake Road will be closed until further notice.
The Sixmile Creek Trial (#61) and North Fork of Sixmile Creek Trail (#606) will be closed to their junction with Trail #601 north of Monitor Peak. Connector Trail #601 will remain open.
A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire area to ensure the safety of the aerial fire operations.
For further information, go to: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3537/