Pioneer Fire Update for September 3, 2016
Garden Valley Area Fire Information: 844-633-3090Boise National Forest Fire Information: 208-384-3266Twitter: @BoiseNF #PioneerFire Facebook:Pioneer Fire
Acres: 180,300 Containment: 55% Personnel: 1,053Resources assigned includes: 19 crews, 10 helicopters, 41 engines, 4 dozers, 22 watertenders and 3 masticators
BOISE, September 3, 2016 – Recent precipitation and elevated humidity have aided firefighters at the Pioneer Fire. Remote weather stations report .01 to .12 inches of precipitation within the fire perimeter; the Deadwood region experienced the most rainfall and Lowman the least. Fire operations will focus efforts in the heavier fuels on the western flank, east of 555 in the Scott Creek area. Along the eastern flank, crews will work to mop-up and secure line east of Archie Mountain. The head of the fire has reached the Bruce Meadows area and progression is expected to slow because of old burn scars.
The Boise National Forest is reminding the public that closure orders remain in effect for multiple roads and trails on the for public and firefighter safety. Check the Pioneer Fire Area Closure and updates, fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices.
Smoke from the fire will continue to impact the communities of Garden Valley, Lowman, Stanley and the surrounding areas. Air quality is being monitored, and the daily outlook for the region is always available, idsmoke.blogspot.com.
Evacuation levels remain in place - Level 2 for homes located in the Clear Creek area, Level 1 for Pioneerville, Lowman, and for the homes in the South Fork Road area, east of Grimes Creek, and along the South Fork Payette River. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire area. Private and commercial aircraft and privately owned drones are prohibited from entering restricted air space. Temporary Flight Restrictions found here, http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_6_3189.html.
Today, the Great Basin (GB) IMT Team 1 will transition with GB IMT Team 2. Team 2 will shadow with Team 1 and assume command of the Pioneer Fire on Sunday, September 4 at 6:00 a.m.
DETAILS —Pioneer Fire updates and information at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4866. Information is also available at facebook.com/Pioneer-Fire-682201165260518 or email questions to email@example.com CLOSURE: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices HUNT INFORMATION - https://idfg.idaho.gov/blog/2016/08/get-current-fire-information-hereFIRE RESTRICTIONS — Check fire restrictions at idahofireinfo.com
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 13th, 2014 approx. 10:00 PM|
|Location||3 miles south of Garden Valley, ID|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, brush and grass
Surface burning with smoldering and interior smokes.
Patrol and monitor.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Interior smoking and smoldering; no threat to containment lines.
Potential for isolated thunderstorms throughout the week.