This will be the final update of the Wigeon fire.
The fire started on August the 18 by lightning strikes from a storm system that moved through the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. A recon flight the following morning detected 3 more fires in the area. The largest of these fires was burning on private land north of the Wigeon fire. This fire was considered to be a threat fire to the refuge. The other 2 fires were burning in Units 3 and 5 on the Sabine Refuge.
Another storm system moved through the area again yesterday afternoon dropping 0.36" of rain in an addition to the 0.05" of rain the previous day, which aided firefighters in containing the fire. The fire is now 100% contained and the demob process will begin tomorrow.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday August 18th, 2014 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||8 miles southwest of Hackberry, LA|
|Incident Commander||Jamie Farmer/ICT4 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Thunderstorms occurred again yesterday dropping 0.36" of rain in an addition to the rain on Tuesday.
Will begin demobing resources in the next 24-48 hrs.