The Lime Creek Fire, located about 1 mile southeast of Anderson Ranch Reservoir has grown to about 80 acres (July 5). The fire which began Tuesday (July 2) morning was initially attacked by five Smokejumpers from McCall, but by late evening the fire had grown to approximately 30 acres.
There are no structures threatened, and recreationists in the Anderson Ranch area should not be affected by the fire other than potentially seeing, or smelling smoke from it.
The fire is burning in grass and timber. Accessibility is an issue with containment, due to a lack of roads in the area.
Two 20 person hand crews are currently fighting the fire (July 5), bringing the total number of firefighters on the fire to about 50. Today a heavy lift helicopter with a water bucket will assist the ground forces, and two Single Engine air tankers are available as needed.
The Boise National Forest received heavy lightning Monday night. Three additional fires less than an acre in size were ignited as a result of the storm. Those fires have been contained and controlled.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 02nd, 2013 approx. 08:00 AM|
|Location||1 mile southeast of Anderson Ranch Reservoir|
grass and mixed conifer
low intensity flame
Torching and spotting overnight.
1 crew flown in by helicopter to fire; second crew arriving 7/3/13.