Friday, July 13, 2012

Fire Update

July 13, 2012 at 9 AM

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 David Olson 861-0768

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Boise Fire Update

Boise, ID –Full containment of the 403 acre Avelene Fire is estimated to be achieved at 6 PM today. Currently it is 70 percent contained. 

The 144 firefighters will focus today on securing the fire lines and mopping up.  They will extinguish hot spots 100 to 300 feet from the fire perimeter into the burned area.

There are no evacuations in effect.  Public access on Grimes Creek Road is available, but travel is discouraged in the fire area due to the high fire traffic impacts.  

The fire has been fought by personnel from a variety of agencies, rural fire departments and out-of- state resources.  No structures were lost. The Idaho Department of Lands has prime management responsibilities for this fire through protection agreements with the Boise National Forest.

Full containment of the 110 acre C Fire, burning 12 miles east of Donnelly in Valley County is anticipated July 14 at 6 PM.  Currently it is 70 percent contained. There is a fire line totally around the fire, but some of it is not considered fully secured.  The fire is smoldering.  An Infra-red flight was conducted last night to pinpoint hot areas adjacent to fire lines. Cooling of hot spots and mop up 100 to 300 feet into the fire perimeter will be a focus of work today by the 173 firefighters.

Two helicopters will be used to drop water on hot spots and deliver equipment. 

An area closure is in effect for Forest Roads 402B, 402C, 402D, 402G, and 402 G1 and Forest Trail 001 due to the fire activity and public safety.  

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