Beaver Creek Fire Update for August 29, 2013
Incident: Beaver Creek Fire Wildfire
The Ketchum Ranger District is expected to open additional access to summer homes, campgrounds and trails by the weekend. Information on open areas is available on the Sawtooth National Forest website or Inciweb.
A Burned area emergency response (BAER) team is arriving this weekend. The goal of the BAER team is to respond quickly after a fire to provide stabilization through implementation of best management practices (BMP’s). For example, a number of BMPs will be implemented to minimize soil erosion and protect water quality of streams and rivers within the burned area.
No active fire behavior was observed yesterday, though limited smoke remains visible inside the perimeter. The fire now totals 111,488 acres and is 94% contained. There are currently 599 personnel working towards full containment, which includes significant mop up (extinguishing or removing burning and hazardous material) and rehabilitation of suppression damage. Crews are working closely with resource advisors to remove logs and restore dozer and hand lines. The team will support helicopter operations as needed to continue containment efforts. Teams will continue to remove excess supplies and trash.
Today is a slight chance of rain with southerly winds, with a potential for thunderstorms. This threat persists through Sunday; debris flow from storm activity is possible.
Updates will continue to be posted on Inciweb at www.inciweb.org/incident/3635/
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