The 266 acre Fraiser Fire will be declared fully contained today
at 6 PM.
With containment reached, firefighting resources will drop to 30 personnel tomorrow.
The fire which started on Sunday, July 7 and located 5 miles east of Banks along Highway 17 (Banks to Lowman Road), will continue to be mopped up and patrolled by the Idaho City Hotshots and a contract engine.
One helicopter will be available to make water drops.
“Suppression efforts were successful due to quick response of initial attack resources and the cooperation of county, state, and federal partners,” said Colin Good, Incident Commander. “With the hot and very dry conditions, along with extremely steep terrain, the work by the firefighters quickly reduced the threat to homes and properties.”
Structure protection at the Frazier Creek sub-division is being pulled and returned to the Garden Valley Fire Department and other rural fire departments.
Resources working on the fire today included 5 hand crews, three Forest Service/Contract engines, and two helicopters.
They moped up hot spots 100 feet or further from the fire lines. Hot spots will continue to be mopped up further into the fires interior over the next few days.
Highway 17 is open. Travelers are advised to use caution due to the potential of rock fall onto the road.
Firefighters today were being careful after finding two rattlesnakes on the fire line and seeing one bear near the fire.
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 07th, 2013 approx. 02:30 PM|
|Location||5 miles east of Banks on Hwy 17|
|Incident Commander||Brian Cardoza|
grass and conifer trees
hot spots smoldering
Highway 17 is open
Continue to mop up 100 feet inside fireline
steep and limited accessibility
Mop will continue for a few days
|Wind Conditions||5 - 10 mph SE|