Pioneer Fire | ID | Sep 9 2016

PIONEER FIRE

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Start 7/18/2016 @ 1700 hours
  • Unknown cause
  • 182,445 acres
  • 56% containment status

LOCATION

  • Boise National Forest
  • East of Deadwood Reservoir
  • South of Forest Service Road 579

FIRE FUELS

  • Timber, grass and understory
  • Standing dead and down timber
  • Green and bug killed timber

RESOURCES

  • 1,1110 personnel
  • 23 crews
  • 8 helicopters
  • 33 engines
  • 4 dozers
  • 9 water tenders
  • 3 masticators

FIRE CONDITIONS

  • Active backing and flanking with isolated group torching.
  • Fire has progressed into areas where slope and winds can align which will lead to an increase in fire behavior.
  • Increased fire activity on East of Deadwood Reservoir.
  • Fire activity also active South of National Forest System Road 579.

CURRENT FIRE ACTIVITIES

  • Hwy 17 / Southern 1/2 below hwy:  To continue repair suppression lines
  • To remove hazard trees
  • To continue patrolling and monitoring

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • Boise Co. Government
  • Boise Co. Sheriff’s Office
  • Emmett Ranger District (Boise NF)
  • Idaho City Ranger District (Boise NF)
  • Idaho Dept. of Lands
  • Idaho DOT
  • Idaho State Parks/Rec
  • Lowman Ranger District (Boise NF)
  • Centennial Job Corps
  • Garden Valley Fire Protection District

EVACUATIONS

  • Level 1:  Lowman
  • Level 2:  Long Creek summer homes

CLOSURES

  • Bruce Meadows Airfield (due to increase fire activity)
  • For more closures visit this site —> http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4866/33503/

FIRE IMAGES  – COURTESY OF INCIWEB

An excavator is moving a pile of

Pioneer Fire burning into an old fire scar

Smoke Cloud August 29, 2016 Pioneer Fire

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COST-TO-DATE

  • $82.5 Million

WEATHER

  • Low RH
  • Warming temps
  • Drying fuels

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