Lightning strikes on July 13 resulted in four small fires in the Bingham Basin on the southwest side of Mount Jefferson. Two small fires were quickly put out. The largest fire in the complex, Bingham Ridge Fire, grew to 275 acres and is now 100% contained. The second largest fire, the 175-acre Lizard Fire, is located entirely within the Mount Jefferson Wilderness and is 50% contained. The Lizard Fire will be monitored on a daily basis with a variety of approaches including a staffed fire lookout, patrol plane flights, vehicle patrols, and a remote camera.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 13th, 2014 approx. 11:00 AM|
|Location||Bingham and Lizard Ridges of Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. 150 acres are out of wilderness.|
|Incident Commander||Nanci Curtis|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||50%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday October 01st, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM|
The fire primarily burned in FM10 with an abundance of lichen which increases the volatility of the crowns which significantly increases the torching and spotting of the fire when active.
Continued smoldering and creeping in the Lizard Fire. The Bingham Ridge Fire has a few hot spots interior in heavier fuels.
Continued monitoring of the Lizard Fire and patrol of the Bingham Ridge Fire.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Expect little activity on both the Lizard and the Bingham Ridge Fires.
The Detroit Ranger District is now managing the fire within its existing fire organization. The Bingham Ridge Fire is 100% contained. The Lizard Fire is being managed with a confine/contain strategy. The Bingham Ridge Fire is 275 acres, Lizard Fire is 175 acres, Incident 152 is 2 acres, and incident 162 is 0.1 acre.
Change in the weather pattern with a onshore flow that should cool
temperatures and raise relative humanities. Concern would be inversions that
promote low relative humanities on the Lizard Fire due to its elevation.