Rain helps firefighters working 1,200 acre wildfire burning near Troy
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: September 20, 2020

Incident Statistics:

 

Size: 1,276 acres

 

Containment: 35%

 

Cause: Under Investigation
 

 

Resources Assigned:

 

Total Personnel: 353

 

Crews: 6

 

Engines: 8

 

Water Tenders: 3

 

Heavy Equipment: 9

 

Helicopters: 3

 

 

Current Status & Planned Activity: Clearer air and more accurate mapping revealed actual fire acreage to be 1,276. The fire area received 0.2 inches of rain yesterday tempering fire behavior and growth; similar fire activity is expected today with heavy fuels continuing to creep and smolder. Additional containment was achieved along the south edge of the fire, bringing the total to 35%.

 

Today, firefighters will monitor and patrol the southeast part of the fire, extinguishing any remaining hot spots along the contained edge. Crews will continue to improve contingency line to the north by removing brush and vegetation along road 427. In the northwest area of the fire, crews will begin scouting for opportunities to construct line along the fire’s edge.

 

 

Weather: Temperatures will remain cool with highs in the low 50s and breezy west winds 12 to 20mph.

 

 

Closures: An area, trail and road closure order is in effect for National Forest System lands on the Three Rivers Ranger District, Kootenai National Forest. Road Closures include NFSR 427 (Callahan Creek Road) from the junction with NFSR 4478 (Ruby Three Mile Road); NFSR 14390 (Snowstorm Road); NFSR 414 (South Fork Callahan Creek Road); NFSR 4554 (Goat Creek Road); NFSR 4530 (Smith Mountain Road); and NFSR 4541 (Glad Creek Road). The closure area is bounded by, but does include closure of, NFSR 4478 (Ruby Three Mile) north to NFSR 4477 (Brush Creek Cutoff) then west to NFSR 582 (Ruby Creek). Trail closures include Trail 152 (Goat Creek); Trail 154 (South Fork Callahan); Trail 155 (Smith Mountain); Trail 156 (Smith Lake); Trail 407 (Roberts Mountain); Trail 410 (Caribou Creek); and Trail 548 (North Fork Callahan). https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd803759.pdf