Nimrod Fire 8pm Update 8/18/13
Incident: Nimrod Fire Wildfire
Sunday, August 18, 2013 8:00 PM
Contact: Fire Information: Brian LaMoure Phone: 406-825-9257 Email: email@example.com
Location: East of Missoula, north of Interstate 90, between Beavertail and Bearmouth Areas, Granite County
Started: August 15, 2013 around 6:00 pm
Current Size: 635 acres
Protection Agency: Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC)
Narrative: Today, warmer temperatures and lower humidities resulted in moderate fire activity. Interior smoldering of stumps and heavy fuels continue to burn themselves out. Crews were able to mop up the west edge of the fire perimeter, a distance of 200 to 300 feet into the interior. Crews made excellent progress constructing fireline on the remaining edges of fire and successfully kept the fire west of Dry Gulch. Safety concerns for firefighters are the steep rocky terrain, difficult access, and the heavy dead standing and down fuels from a previous fire.
Priority Values: Two high-voltage power transmission lines, one natural gas pipeline, one petroleum products pipeline, I-90 corridor, homes and private grazing lands.
Resources on Fire: 291 personnel are assigned to the fire. Seven 20-person crews are on the fire, including one hotshot crew and six Type 2 crews. Two bulldozers, 8 water tenders, and ten engines comprise the heavy equipment resources. One Type 3 helicopter is assigned to the fire and 2 Type 2 DNRC helicopters are available for additional support.
SAFETY of firefighters and the public is a priority. Travelers on I-90 should not park along the road, for safety and to reduce the chances of starting a fire.
Very High Fire Danger persists in Granite County and much of Montana. Stage I Fire Restrictions are in effect over much of West Central Montana; visit www.firerestrictions.us to find out more.
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