Fire Update, July 25
Incident: Ridge Fire Wildfire
Ridge Fire Daily Update Thursday, July 25, 2013
Fire Camp Info Line877-608-5655
Location: 14 miles Northeast of Lowman, ID
Size: 4,810 acres
Fuels: Subalpine Fir with intermixed Lodgepole Pine
Observed Fire Behavior: Group-tree torching, ground spread, with spotting up to ¼ mile ahead of the active fire.
Assigned Resources: 396 personnel
11 twenty person fire crews
Miscellaneous overhead personnel
Fire Situation: Today fire managers reorganized resources sending “Hotshot” crews to the northwest corner of the fire where fire activity is highest and terrain is most challenging. The cooler weather expected today will enable crews to make good progress and continue containment on the west side.
Four additional 20-person crews arrived and were assigned to the area between the Red Mountain and Castro fires. Fire crews will continue camping directly on the fireline to enable better and earlier access. These areas, also called “spike camp”, have meals and supplies flown in.
Predicted fire behavior today is moderate and less smoke will be produced. Spot fires on the northeast part of the burn area have become established and helicopters will continue bucket work to slow its progress toward more unburned fuel in the direction of Bull Trout Lake.
A specialized planning unit has been assigned to the fire to identify effective strategies to protect White Bark Pine and Bull Trout habitat potentially affected if the fire continues to progress that direction.
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