Kelley Fire 77% Contained - Update for September 8, 2013
Incident: Kelley Fire Wildfire
September 8 2013
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Size in acres
Summary: On Saturday August 24 2013 a thunderstorm ignited the Kelley Fire 7 miles southeast of Featherville Idaho. The fire is burning in a steep remote area and is not easily accessible by fire crews. The fire started at about 10 acres and has now grown to a little over 17 000 acres.
Current Situation: Concentrated containment efforts continue as many of the fire resources who’d been committed to this fire are returning to their home units. However remaining firefighting assets are being shifted to those few enduring active portions of fire on the eastern perimeter and few interior hot spots that continue to resist the elements for containment. Crews are unwavering in their work along the eastern boundary continuing to construct line and go direct where feasible. Rehabilitation work continues to reduce the impacts of suppression actions. Well-practiced measures are being applied across the fire today to mop up patrol and retrieve gear off the fire.
Weather: Continued drier with temperatures today similar to yesterday. Dry air and clear skies will result in continual cooler nighttime temperatures.
Hunting Season: For information regarding Hunting Areas that are closed please continue to contact the Idaho Department of Fish and Game directly at: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/