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Sawtell Peak

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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 Updates 09.06.2022

Sawtell Peak
News - 09/06/2022

Summary: The Sawtell Peak fire is under the command of Wyoming Type 3 Team 5. The Sawtell Peak Fire remains at 34 acres with 40% containment and 127 personnel assigned to the incident.

Yesterday: Firefighters continued to work hot spots and secure the fire line. They gridded the area and mapped hot spots to identify existing heat sources. The structure protection group finished their assessment of over 200 structures within the 5 subdivisions adjacent to the fire area.   The fire behavior was described as minimal, with some smoldering and creeping.  An infrared (IR) flight was conducted and showed only interior heat pockets.   Today:. Firefighters will work to address heat pockets from yesterday’s IR flight. They will focus on the northern end of the main fire as well as interior heat within the spot fire. Some engines will become available for initial attack fires or reassignments if needed.  

Weather:  Weather conditions will continue to be unseasonably warm with light winds and low humidity. An approaching low-pressure system on Wednesday may bring increased winds making for near critical fire weather conditions.

Closure Order: A Forest Closure Order remains in effect to protect public health and safety from the effects of the Sawtell Peak Fire. Safety Message: With hunting season upon us, be aware that this closure applies to all modes of travel including by foot. Please be mindful of fire operations and adhere to the closure.  A temporary flight restriction remains place, NOTAM 2/1209. ="line-height:115%;>="line-height:115%;>="line-height:115%;>="line-height:115%;>
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