Two Top Fire September 9, 2013 Morning Update
Incident: Two Top Fire Wildfire
Two Top Fire September 9 2013 Morning Update
FIRE NAME:Two Top Fire DATE OF DETECTION: Friday August 30 2013
CAUSE: Lightning CURRENT SIZE:148 acres CONTAINMENT: 90 %
LOCATION: The fire is located on the Continental Divide northwest of Reas Pass. It is approximately 8 air miles from the town of West Yellowstone.
Gallatin National Forest and Caribou-Targhee National Forest
PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES ON THE FIRE:
1 light helicopter; 100 firefighters and support personnel.
YESTERDAY’S FIRE ACTIVITY:
Rain fell on the fire Sunday afternoon. The fire crews were systematically searching the fire area and extinguishing remaining hot spots near the fireline. Efforts are still underway to rehabilitate fire lines and prevent future erosion as well as clear fallen trees on trails and roads.
TODAY’S PLANNED ACTIVITY:
The Hebgen Lake Ranger District took back the command of the fire this morning. Crews and other resources will be leaving the next few days as containment is reached and rehabilitation is finished.
CLOSURES & OTHER INFORMATION:
The Forest Service area closure is still in effect due to firefighter traffic and public safety concerns. A map of the closure area as well as any updated fire information will also be posted online at
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3714/ and at the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce.
The Gallatin National Forest currently is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. For more information please go to
www.firerestrictions.us. The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is not in fire restrictions.
FIRE WEATHER: Monday is expected to be a mostly sunny day. Relative humidity will be 27-40%.
Temperatures will be from 65-75 degrees. Winds are expected to be 5- 25 mph.
For further information go to: http://www.inciweb.org/