Rice Ridge/Liberty Fire Update Sept 17
Rice Ridge Fire Update Sunday, September 17, 2017; 8:30 AM Northern Rockies Incident Management Team Greg Poncin, Incident Commander Fire origin: July 24, 2017, 1.4 miles northeast... more
Northern Rockies Incident Management Team
Greg Poncin, Incident Commander
Fire Information: 406-272-4354, 8 am – 8 pm
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday July 15th, 2017 approx. 06:00 AM|
|Location||17 Miles SE of Arlee Montana in the South Fork Primitive Area.|
|Incident Commander||Greg Poncin's Northern Rockies Incident Management Team|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
Heavy Dead/Down Component under the canopy. The mature stands of timber have a significant dead component.
Minimal fire activity with creeping and smoldering on all divisions.
Resources will be yarding material generated by line preparation operations for future transport. Mop-up, construct, maintain, improve, patrol, and holding containment lines, suppress spot fires, and mitigate hazard trees through use of mechanized equipment and handcrews will continue. Backhaul of excess accountable property had begun. Suppression repair has begun on Divisions A & B and suppression repair needs are being evaluated.
|Projected Incident Activity|
A cool moist atmosphere will be over the fire area reducing potential fire behavior to minimal activity. Primarily creeping and smoldering will occur.
Weak high pressure ridging prevailed over the fire on Sunday with warmer temperatures and lower RHs. A strong Pacific storm system will move into the region with increasing chances for showers by Monday afternoon. Rainfall amounts of around 15/100 of an inch are expected on Monday. This storm system will remain over the region through much of the week bringing with it colder temperatures and high RHs. Expect periods of light rain in the valleys and snow in the higher elevations to continue through Friday.