08/23/2013 Daily Fire Update
Incident: Incendiary Creek Wildfire
Thursday, crews, with support from numerous engines and air resources, continued improving fire line constructed around the southern end of the fire (nearest homes). Firefighters also continued working along the northern flank of the fire to complete fire line into an unnamed tributary, and along the eastern flank of the fire, containment lines have been improved to the point that mop-up has begun in the area.
Thursday evening, fire managers met with approximately 80 residents of Idaho County in the Glenwood-Caribel Volunteer Fire Station, to discuss the current fire status and future potential of the fire. Residents and fire managers alike expressed appreciation for the continued support and cooperation of county agencies, rural fire districts, and agency representatives.
Light precipitation fell across the fire area overnight. Managers will capitalize on that opportunity Friday to perform some additional line construction around the northeastern flank of the fire. Crews will continue to further secure lines around the eastern and southern edges of the fire as well. The potential for thunderstorms and gusty winds will continue for the next few days, so firefighters will need to remain vigilant in watching for spot fires.
Closures: For public safety, the Clearwater County Sheriff’s office has closed access to several roads in the fire area, including portions of the Three Mile Road, between Schmit Mill Road and Lolo Creek Road, as well as portions of Lolo Creek Road, from Three Mile Road to just south of the Idaho County line. In addition, a Temporary Flight Restriction is in effect surrounding the fire area.
Evacuations: Wednesday, August 21st, 7:00 a.m., Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation orders for thirteen residences north of Lolo Creek, south of Three Mile Road, in the Lolo Creek Road and Hidden Valley Road areas. Evacuation status for these thirteen residences remains in effect.