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Unit Information

1405 Hollipark Drive 
Idaho Falls, 
Idaho 
83401 
1405 Hollipark Drive 
Idaho Falls, 
Idaho 
83401 

Incident Contacts

  • Sawtell Peak Fire Information
    Email:
    2022.sawtellpeak@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    208-220-4176

Sawtell Peak Daily Update 9.4.2022

Sawtell Peak
News - 09/04/2022

Summary: The Sawtell Peak fire is under the command of  Wyoming Type 3 Team 5 .The Sawtell Peak Fire is currently 34 acres with 5 % containment and 143 personnel assigned to the incident.

Yesterday: Good progress was made, and the fire saw very little growth, however the fire has burned spotty and there are still interior fuel sources. Firefighters constructed an extensive hose lay around both the main fire and large spot fire to the north. The fire behavior was described as moderate, with some spotting and tree torching.  

Today:  Firefighters will continue to hold, secure and improve firelines. We will continue to identify and control spot fires. Aerial resources and a hose lay will be used to get water where it is needed on the ground. The structure protection group is starting to gather information to build a comprehensive structure map as a contingency. These proactive management tools are used to protect communities and other values from fire if the need should arise.

Weather: A red flag warning has been issued for today due to low humidity and gusty winds. The fire area will continue to see record heat and very dry conditions. The probability of finding additional spot fires is likely.

Closure Order: A Forest Closure Order was issued to protect public health and safety from the effects of the Sawtell Peak Fire. The area closure includes all National Forest System (NFS) land within the closed area depicted on the attached map, and Forest Website.

Safety Message: With the holiday weekend and events planned for Island Park expect increased traffic and congestion along with fire traffic. Please be mindful of fire operations and adhere to closures to the Sawtell area. Remember, if you fly we can’t, please use drones responsibly and stay away from fire area. A temporary flight restriction is in place, NOTAM 2/1209.

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