This fire was detected in heavy timber around noon on August 24 - a likely holdover from the lightning storm several days prior. The fire is located 7 miles southwest of Yellowpine, near Indian Point. The Communities of Yellowpine and Edwardsburg are not threatened by the fire.
Fire activity for the past several days has been minimal with very minor smokes, and occasional tree torching reported.
Indian Peak Trail (FS #090) has an emergency closure - please do not use this trail. No Area Closures have been implemented at this time.
Firefighters are assigned to monitor the fire – additional fire resources will be assigned as needed. The fire is being managed under a confine/contain and point protection strategy.
·Initial attack on this fire was rigorously conducted by smokejumpers, helirappellers, and ground crews aided by helicopters, single-engine air tankers, a heavy air tanker and Very Large Air Tankers. The fire quickly grew in the hot, dry, windy conditions on August 24 and 25.
The photo on the right snows the light blanket of snow received over the higher elevations (including the Caton and Bum Fire areas) on the Krassel Ranger District, September 13.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday August 24th, 2018 approx. 11:30 AM|
|Location||7 miles SW of Yellowpine|
|Coordinates||44.914 latitude, -115.604 longitude|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
The fire received a blanket of light snow on Thursday, 9/13.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire and take actions as needed to protect values at risk.
Smoldering fire behavior was observed over the past several days.
Light winds out of the northwest, slightly higher relative humidity.