Fire Update 8/11/13 Am
Incident: Pony Complex Wildfire
Pony Complex Fire AM Update August 11, 2013
208-384-3378 (Subject to change today)
Location: 12 miles Northeast of Mountain Home, ID
Size: 100,090 (Mudd Fire: 92,962, MM 111 Fire: 7,128)
Fuels: Grasses, sagebrush and pockets of timber
Observed Fire Behavior: Extreme running fire spread
Assigned Resources: 220 personnel
Evacuations: Mayfield, Blacks Creek (including Regina, Indian Cr. And Baseline) Danskin Lookout
Closures: Blacks Creek Rd., Indian Creek Rd., Anderson Ranch Dam south on the Dixie Creek Cutoff to Hwy 20, Prairie Road/Cow Cr. Rd north from Hwy 20, Mayfield Rd and surrounding access roads
Fire Situation: Yesterday, fire behavior was categorized as “extreme”. At times, fire spread across dozer lines. The Mudd Fire merged with the Long Tom Fire just below the Danskin Lookout. The lookout itself was saved. The Mile Marker 111 Fire is contained by dozer line with no fire growth and it is being monitored.
Several structures were threatened on the north end of the fire near the Willow Creek drainage. A handful of outbuildings were lost, but firefighters were able to burn out around many of them saving several with no primary residences lost. Further assessments will take place today.
Today hand crews have been deployed along the southern edge of the fire perimeter to tie together containment lines between the established segments of dozer line.
On the northern and most active edge, dozer line will be installed and engines will be taking structure protection measures. In addition, firefighters will be scouting along Black’s Creek to identify areas where firing operations will be effective.
The safety of firefighters and public is of utmost concern. Fire managers are requesting that those wishing to move cattle and/or sheep from threatened areas within the fire perimeter make contact and coordinate through fire operations to ensure their safety.
This evening, a public meeting will be held to provide an update and answer questions from community members. Information will be available for both the Pony and Elk Complexes.
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