Nickowitz Fire Update 9/23/15
Incident: Nickowitz Wildfire
Orleans Ranger District: Yesterday, the Nickowitz Fire containment and acreage stayed the same—7,509 acres burned and 93 percent containment. Four engines were released from the incident, dropping the number of personnel to 44.
Firefighters are looking at containment options along Barren Ridge. Additional heavy equipment has arrived on the incident to work on Stage 2 repair, which includes piling and stacking brush along firelines. Although fire behavior is minimal, the risk of fire weakened trees, rolling rocks, and heavy equipment operations still exist.