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Thompson River Complex

INCIDENT UPDATED 8/28/2014

Approximate Location

47.693 latitude, -115.217 longitude

Incident Overview

Fire activity has decreased substantially on the Thompson River Complex fires. Both the Koo Koo Sint and Marmot fires are 100% contained. The Spruce fire still remains uncontained, but further spread is not expected. However, unburned fuels within the fire's perimeter and hot spots may continue to burn for some time. The local Plains/ Thompson Falls Ranger District reclaimed management of the Thompson River Complex on Friday, 8/22, at 6:00 a.m. There will be no further Inciweb postings, unless fire activity increases significantly.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginFriday August 01st, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationSix miles northeast of Thompson Falls
Incident CommanderScott Schrenk, Plains ICT3
Incident DescriptionMultiple Fires

Current Situation

Total Personnel94
Size1,646 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday October 01st, 2014 approx. 05:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory) Fuel Model 10

Significant Events

Favorable, moist weather has decreased fire behavior on the Spruce Fire significantly, allowing firefighters to make additional progress on mop up efforts. Koo Koo Sint and Marmot fires will remain in patrol status.

Outlook

Planned Actions

The Koo Koo Sint Fire will be patrolled to ensure private private property along the southern perimeter is secure. Crews on the Spruce Fire will perform monitoring and patrol. Demobilization of excess resources continues. Management of the Thompson River Complex will be returned to the Plains/ Thompson Falls Ranger District, effective Friday, 8/22 at 6:00 a.m.

Projected Incident Activity

Little to no growth is expected on the Spruce Fire area due to the multiple days of precipitation received during the last week. No growth is expected on the Koo Koo Sint, Marmont and Sleepy Gulch Fires.

Remarks

Containment on the Koo Koo Sint and Marmot Fires are at 100% and the Spruce Fire is at 50%.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High Temperature for Tuesday is expected to be 70 degrees with a minimum RH (Relative Humidity)of 48%. Winds will be from the West at 5-10 mph.

Unit Information

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Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Building 24
Fort Missoula
Missoula, MT 59804

Incident Contacts

John Hamilton
Phone: 406-826-3821
Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Kate Airhart
Phone: 406-826-3821
Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Amy Schrenk
Phone: 406-826-3821
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