Ridge Fire Update September 20
Rice Ridge Fire Update Tuesday, September 20, 2017; 8:30 AM Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Greg Poncin, Incident Commander Fire origin: July 24, 2017, 1.4 miles... more
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
September 17 was the last Operational video that was posted unless something significant occurs on the fire. For yesterday's accomplishments and today's planned operations please read our Fire Update posted under the News tab.
Interactive Progression Map
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 24th, 2017 approx. 04:30 PM|
|Location||North and east of Seeley Lake MT.|
|Incident Commander||Greg Poncin's Northern Rockies Incident Management Team|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||72%|
Mixed conifer fuels that are near or exceeding historic ERC values. 1000 hour fuels are also at all time lows (5% recorded from fuel sample).
Minimal fire activity, smoldering.
Branch I & II - Operations include mop-up, back hauling of equipment and implementing fire suppression repair plans.
Branch III- Monitor status
|Projected Incident Activity|
Fire behavior is restricted to creeping and smoldering in areas of heavier fuel concentrations . Conditions will be wet with minimal fire behavior.
Forest area closures remain in effect as well as road restrictions and closures.
Cloudy skies and occasional light rain will prevail across the fire Thursday. Expect very light accumulations of rain and snow above 5500 feet. This storm system will bring continued chances for light rain and snow on Friday. The storm system will continue to bring a slight chance for showers on Saturday, before moving east of the area on Sunday. High pressure ridging will begin to build over the area on Monday.