Beaver Creek Fire Update 8-24
Incident: Beaver Creek Fire Wildfire
Fire Information Number: 877-711-1333; Beavercreekcomplex@gmail.com Fire Containment increases to 75 percent The Beaver Creek fire is estimated at 111,163 acres (no change from yesterday) with 75 percent containment. The number of personnel assigned to the fire is 1,179 as of Saturday morning, although the number will continue to significantly decrease over the next few days as containment increases. Today on the very north end of the fire, a hotshot crew continued constructing handline from the northeastern corner of the 2007 Castle Rock fire toward the East Fork of the Baker Creek road. Fireline continues to be improved along the East Fork Road. Firefighters on the ground received aerial support from helicopters delivering water drops when needed. Today on the very southern end of the fire, two hotshot crews cold trailed along the fire perimeter tying in containment line along ridge lines above and in Kinsey Creek, Wolftone Gulch and over to Kelly Mountains. A third hotshot crew will be moved to the southern end to expedite and aid in the work in the Kinsey Creek and Wolftone Gulch drainages. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the Beaver Creek Fire vicinity for thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds around the storms. Crews will continue to implement rehabilitation of secure firelines and to cleanup gear from around the fire. Along the Highway 75 corridor some smoke will be visible for weeks from Hailey to the Baker Creek. All mandatory evacuations and pre-evacuation alerts have been lifted for communities, but the Sawtooth National Forest closures still remain in place in the Beaver Creek Fire area at this time. Command of the Beaver Creek Fire will be transferred to Marty Adell’s Type 2 Incident Management Team Sunday night. They will be supported with the appropriate amount of air and ground resources to contain the fire. This will be the only update for the day and there will only be one update per day until further notice. Idaho big game hunting seasons are fast approaching with the first controlled hunt for antelope beginning on August 30. Hunters are reminded that area closures are in effect for the Forest Service and BLM managed lands in and around the fire area. Updated hunting information can be found at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov. More fire details are available at inciweb.org/incident/3635/. Current evacuation information can also be found at blainesheriff.com. Residents can register for the Everbridge emergency alert system at BlaineCounty.org by clicking on the Emergency Alert Program tab on the left hand side of the page. The fire information call center is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 877-711-1333.