Burroughs Fire Update – Wednesday, September 5, 2013, Update
Incident: Burroughs Wildfire
Burroughs Fire Update – Wednesday September 5 2013 Update
Fire Information: www.inciweb.org
Carl Jungck: 307-438-1270 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Burroughs Creek/Ranger Ridge approximately 12 miles north of Dubois WY
Fire size: 1 794 acres 14% containment
Fire Activity: Little fire growth was seen yesterday.
Reported: Friday August 30 2013 8:30 a.m.
Incident Objectives: Firefighter and public safety. Reduce threat and minimize damage to private property and structures located within and adjacent to the national forest boundary. Minimize loss or damage to national forest facilities and developments.
Incident Commander: Craig Haslam
Resources Assigned: 96 personnel: Two type II crews two Type III helicopters and eight engines.
Fire danger/Growth Potential: High/Moderate
Friday Weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly sunny with a high near 78. West southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Fuels: Dense standing dead and down timber.
Closures: US Forest Service Roads 510 (Burroughs Creek Loop) remains closed. The fire area is closed (please see map on Inciweb or on sign boards); however FS Road #285 (Double Cabin Rd) and FS Road #511 (Brent Creek Rd) are open to traffic with the following restrictions being enforced:
Both roads will be closed to all traffic from 6:00am to 8:00am and 8:00pm to 10:00pm daily; this will allow for safe passage of fire traffic and personnel.
No stopping or camping will be allowed in the Burroughs Fire closure area.
Fire conditions can change quickly so possible evacuations and closures could occur with short notice. This may mean that travelers may have to remain in place if the roads are impacted by fire.