Burroughs Fire Update, September 1, 2013
Incident: Burroughs Wildfire
Dubois, WY (September 1, 2013 10:00 AM) – Structure protection is the continued focus of fire management tactics today, as the Burroughs Fire is within ½ - ¾ mile of structures of the T-Cross and Moose Willow Ranches. Structures will continue to be prepped to withstand the passage of fire and will continue to be pre-treated using sprinklers. Structure protection will also focus on keeping fire west of private property in the Horse Creek drainage and north of Forest Service Road (FSR) 285. There are four residences with another 20 structures or other facilities threatened from the fire.
Ground crews will use a combination of direct and indirect attack to best meet incident objectives, which are firefighter and public safety, reduce the threat and minimize damage to private property and structures located within and adjacent to the national forest boundary, and minimize loss or damage to national forest facilities and developments. Specific objectives are to check fire spread to the south down Burroughs Creek and along the Burroughs Creek Loop Road (FSR 510). Potential burnout operations along the Parque Creek Road (FSR 504) will be evaluated. Management strategy is to keep fire west of Forest Service Road 507 and north of Forest Service Road 285.
Helicopters will be used for bucket drops as needed to support ground crews. Air tankers will not be used today.