Snow in Fire Area
Due to recent weather with significant moisture in the fire area, this will be the last update for the Coolwater Complex on more
On September 9 the Andy's Hump, Old Man and Glover fires were all combined into the Coolwater Complex under Steve Goldman's Eastern Area Incident Management Team.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday September 07th, 2017 approx. 02:30 PM|
|Location||Near Andy's Lake and Coolwater Mountain|
|Incident Commander||Steve Goldman, Eastern Area IMT|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||4%|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Fuel break is expected to be completed, however removal of hazard fuels created will need to be removed. Use of equipment to salvage valuable commercial timber. Continuing of structure preparation, and coordination efforts of the evacuation procedures in the event of a management action point is reached. Continue to monitor fire movement towards M.A.P.s. Provide resources to support local IA as requested by local units.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Andy's Hump Fire has burned on ridge tops and is now slowly backing down the upper slopes of the ridges, as well as progressing further along the ridges. There are continuous heavy fuels from the fire perimeter to values at risk in Lowell and the Selway River corridor downhill of the fire. The fuels are timber litter with a heavy down/dead component. There are patches and stringers of deciduous brush on the ridge and upper slopes that are slowing the fires spread.
Glover Fire has had a few hot spots in it but has shown no movement recently.
Old Man Fire has burned on a steep south slope with brush and timber stringers. The brush has been carrying fire as well as the timber fuels. The fire has been slowly side-sloping and then making an uphill run as it gets below unburned fuels. It has not burned across the ridge top on the north side but has the potential to do so and spread to a Management Action Point. Old Man Creek has held the fire to the south but could spot to the other side, which would continue fire progression toward Hwy 12.
Complex consists of Andy's Hump Fire, Old Man Fire and Glover fires.
Cooler conditions will persist in the fire areas, fuel moisture is expected to remain critically low.