Springs Fire Update
Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team- Bill Hahnenberg, Incident Commander
Information Center: 384-3266
Hours of operation: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
August 13, 2012
Current Situation: As a result of the good work by firefighters, the fire is now 65 percent contained. The northwest, west, much of the south, and half of the east flanks are now contained. An inversion remained over the fire area for much of the day which provided the firefighters the opportunity to build direct handline on portions of the north flank. Crews will work to improve this line and continue line construction along the northeast perimeter. Firefighters also continue to make progress on the contingency lines between the fire and subdivisions to the north and east. Good progress was also made today on the part of the fire south of Banks Lowman Road. Crews continue to build containment lines on the southeast flank, and mop up the remaining fire perimeter.
Location: 5 miles west of Garden Valley, ID Start Date: August 5, 2012
Size: 6070 acres Percent Contained: 65
Total Personnel: 543 Cause: Under Investigation
NOTE: Web albums have been created for the Springs Fire. To view photos visit http://photobucket.com/springsfire_public and http://photobucket.com/springsfire_greer.
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