Ridge Fire Update 7/27
Incident: Ridge Fire Wildfire
Ridge Fire Daily Update Saturday, July 27, 2013
Fire Camp Info Line877-608-5655
Location: 14 miles Northeast of Lowman, ID
Size: 5,157 acres
Fuels: Subalpine Fir with intermixed Lodgepole Pine and Douglas Fir
Observed Fire Behavior: Fire behavior yesterday remained moderate with minimal surface spread with limited single tree torching and short range spotting.
Assigned Resources: 414 personnel
11 twenty person fire crews
Fire Situation: On Friday, the fire activity was moderate throughout the fire area with limited growth in the Red Mountain and Cat Lakes region. The reduced activity allowed the firefighters the opportunity to continue direct line construction on the northern part of the fire while suppressing hot spots with assistance from water dropping helicopters. Today, fire crews will continue to mop up the southern portion of the fire perimeter while hotshot crews construct direct fireline and suppress single tree flare ups to the north.
Today there is a 20% chance for thunderstorms with the potential of strong gusty winds with the passing front. Firefighters will continue to work towards containment objectives while planning for the potential of increased fire activity with the possible change in weather over the next 24 hours.
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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