Kelley Fire Continues to Grow in Containment at 44%- Update for Sept 6
Incident: Kelley Fire Wildfire
September 6 2013
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Size in acres
Summary: On Saturday August 24 2013 a thunderstorm ignited the Kelley Fire 7 miles southeast of Featherville Idaho. The fire is burning in a steep remote area and is not easily accessible by fire crews. The fire started at about 10 acres and has now grown to over 16 000 acres.
Current Situation: Crews have made excellent progress on a containment line along the western northern and southwestern edge of the fire. Although a containment line is well in place last night’s infrared flight shows some significant heat along the northern edge of the fire from approximately south of Skeleton Creek and east along the river to about one mile west of the Big Hole area. Crews will continue to steadily patrol and secure that part of the line. Concerted efforts will continue on the eastern edge as crews construct direct line in the Boardman Creek Drainage. Fireline rehabilitation efforts have begun to lessen the effect of suppression tactics on the land.
Weather: The accommodating wet and damp weather of the past few days has come to an end and a dry cold front will move in to the fire area. Dry and cool conditions will continue throughout the weekend.
Hunting Season: For information regarding Hunting Areas that are closed please continue to contact the Idaho Department of Fish and Game directly at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/