Tank Hollow Fire Update - September 9, 2017
Incident: Tank Hollow Wildfire
Tank Hollow Fire Update
September 9, 2017
Fire Information: 801-703-0225 or 208-741-9262
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The Tank Hollow Fire is now 64% contained and 11,090 acres in size. One of the primary objectives was to keep the fire from moving east past the Tie Fork drainage. Firefighters made the final push toward that goal yesterday in connecting the remaining points together to ensure all eastward movement is halted. Today, crews will work that edge to finalize containment lines. With some cooler weather and higher humidity, ground personnel will be able to work directly on the fire’s edge to remove brush and seek out any remaining heat. On the map below, secure containment lines are indicated by black line and the remaining lines yet to be secured are in red.
Fire managers are assessing the fire’s effects on the land and although some locations experienced damage through extreme fire behavior, in many areas the outcome has been beneficial. In the next few days, chipping operations will be underway to break down the unburned fuels accumulated by thinning and limbing work done on the lines. The chips will be broadcast into the forest to return the nutrients to the soil.
Forest Road 042 is now open for through traffic and access all the way to Strawberry Reservoir is passable, but no stopping or dispersed camping is allowed along Road 042 between Unicorn Ridge and the 043 Road. Road 043 remains closed due to the high volume of fire traffic and hazard trees along the road. The Tie Fork Road and trail are closed and Road 032 is still closed and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. Fire managers continue to assess closures and re-open areas when safe.
Type 1 Crews (Hotshots)
Type 2 Crews