At 100% containment, the fire was turned back to local units on 7/30/12.
Hot and dry weather is the forecasted for the near future. Fuels will continue to be very receptive to fire and the potential for new starts remains elevated. Residents can expect to see smoke within the interior, especially in the afternoon when temperatures are at their highest and relative humidity is at its lowest.
- Patrol status on all fires. On 7/30/12 the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team (IMT) transitioned the incident back to the local authorities. Road Closures
No evacuations are in place at this time.
|Date of Origin||Friday July 20th, 2012 approx. 09:49 AM|
|Location||South of Norden, NE and S of US HWY 12 along Norden Road-River Road|
|Incident Commander||Region 24 Emerg Mgt.|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday July 30th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (grass and understory) Fuel models 1,2,9. Timber type is primarily Ponderosa Pine and Cedar.
Smoldering, creeping, with ocassional single-tree torching.
Crews continued to hold, improve, and mop-up all constructed lines, as well as provided structure protection and assessments on all Divisions.
Transfer of command from Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team B to local units will occur on July 30, 2012 at 0600.
Increase in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Committed resources include: Crews-4, Helicopters-2, Engines-11, Dozers-0 Watertender-0, Overhead-66, and Camp Crews-2. Committed resources do not include 5 State of Nebraska maintainers/blades, and local firefighters from Cherry, Brown,or Keya Paha Counties. Acres by county:Brown 26,892 acres, Cherry 5,395 acres,and Keya Paha 43,955 acres.
|Wind Conditions||9 mph NE|