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Fire Update: There have been no new fires reported on the Salmon-Challis National Forest
Current size: One acre
Fire Activity: Gridding will be done today.
Chrandal Creek Fire:
Current size: Estimated at 1,300 acres
Yesterdays Activity: Crews continued to work at cutting brush along roads. Worked continued on lines on south and west flanks of fire. A crew assessed escape routes and safety zones on south flank of the fire.
Todays Weather and Planned Activity: Temperatures 80-90 degrees, relative humidity 13% - 23%. Winds light up to 5 mph. These conditions and dry fuels could contribute to increased fire activity. Some isolated group/single tree torching as well as backing/creeping fire in some areas.
Shawn Pearson’s Type 2 Incident Management Team assumed command at 6 a.m. today.
Operations will focus on determining the best points to engage the fire with line construction on the south flank. Progress will be slow due to the steep country.
Personnel and Resources on Fire: (8) 20-person crews, 3 helicopters, and a total of 230 personnel.
Special Concerns: The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain mostly lodgepole and sub-alpine fir timber.
Closures: Due to fire activity and to provide safety, the following trails are closed:
- Bitterroot NF:Trails #184 and #106-Divide Trail (at Montana/Idaho border). Mine Creek Road - #5688 due to heavy fire traffic. There are no structures threatened.
- Salmon-Challis NF:Sections of the following trails are closed - #106, #141, #110, #105, #213, #142. For more specific trail closure information visit www.inciweb.org. There are no structures threatened.
SPECIAL MESSAGES: For the latest closure details, fire information, along with maps and photos visit www.inciweb.org.