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Golden Fire

Unit Information

Boise National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1249 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, Idaho, ID 83709

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Incident Contact

Venetia Gempler
Email: venetia.gempler@usda.gov
Phone: 208-318-8583
Hours: M-F 8-4

Highlighted Activity

08/02/2020 8-2-2020 Golden Fire Update
   This will be the last update on the Golden Fire unless significant fire activity occurs ·       91 acres ·       100 percent contained ·       Number of personnel: 96 ...
News - 08/02/2020


Golden Fire Summary
 
Firefighters remaining on the Golden Fire are preparing to demob and return to their home units.  On August 2, 2020 the fire was declared 100 percent contained at 91 acres.

Hand crews and engines have completed worked on mop-up operations and removed many of hazard trees.  Fire activity lessened as crews were able to dig hand line around the fire; interior creeping with pockets of un-burned fuel flaring is expected up from time to time.

Crews were successful at keeping the growth of the fire minimal as they continue with direct attack strategies where opportunities allow.  
 

Fire officials are asking everyone to avoid National Forest System roads 399, 319, 380 and 379 on the Idaho City Ranger District in the vicinity of the Golden Fire. Officials are concerned with this year’s above average recreation use. Vehicles, particularly ATV/UTVs and motorcycles will be competing with fire traffic in this location.

These road systems are very popular among recreationists because they are easily accessible and create a loop for riders to enjoy the forest.  However, due to the proximity of the fire and potential threat to public health and safety, road guards and Fire Prevention patrols will be present, deterring traffic away from the Golden Fire. There are no immediate threats to structures and there are currently no closures in effect.
 
Weather conditions remain hot and dry with temperatures well above normal. Forest Fire Prevention patrols are routinely finding multiple abandoned campfires. PLEASE, put your campfire completely out and cool to the touch!
  
Visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/boisenationalforest/albums/72157715299338383 for photos of the Golden Fire. 
 
 
For more information and maps visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6898/
 
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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday July 27th, 2020 approx. 03:00 PM
Location8 MILES N/NE OF IDAHO CITY, ID
Incident CommanderJ. WELCH - ID-BOF
Incident DescriptionMinimal Activity Smoldering
Coordinates43.954 latitude, -115.794 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel96
Size91 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday August 15th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber

Grass

Significant Events

MINIMAL BUT POTENTIAL INTERIOR ACTIVITY DUE TO HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HAINES.

Outlook

Planned Actions

IMPROVE CONTAINMENT LINES AND PREPARE FOR COMPLETE DEMOB ON 8/4 AND TURN OVER TO

LOCAL FOREST TYPE 2 IA CREW

Projected Incident Activity

Patrol for fire activity

Remarks

IDAHO CITY AIRPORT CLOSED FOR FIRE TRAFFIC

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry

Recent Articles

8-2-2020 Golden Fire Update News - 17 hrs. ago
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