Kelley Fire Is 65% Contained - Update for September 7, 2013
Incident: Kelley Fire Wildfire
September 7 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: As fire containment continues to grow many of our fire resources are successfully being released from this incident. Meanwhile other firefighting assets are being repositioned to the active portions along the eastern perimeter to continue combating elements of the fire resisting containment. Concerted efforts will continue all along the eastern boundary as crews determinedly construct direct line in the Boardman Creek Drainage. Fireline rehabilitation efforts will carry on in lessening the effects of suppression tactics that were used on the land. Operations throughout the fire perimeter will include mop up patrolling and hauling gear and supplies out for inventory and reallocation to the cache.
Weather: Dryer and slightly warmer today. The dry air will combine with clear skies at night resulting in cool nighttime temperatures.
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/