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Dixie-Jumbo Fires (ID)

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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, ID 83536

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Dixie and Jumbo Fires Update - August 16, 2021

Dixie-Jumbo Fires (ID) Wildfire
News – 8/16/2021

DIXIE FIRE:
On the east flank of the fire, crews continue to monitor areas of heat near Noble Creek as the fire backs slowly down toward Road 421. Water handling equipment remains in place to soak fuels. On the northwest section, firefighters are mopping up any last areas of residual heat to the west of Road 1190. Suppression repair is also underway. In the Comstock and Dixie areas, crews remain focused hauling felled logs from fuel breaks and maintaining structure protection measures. A chipper has completed processing of materials resulting from fuels reduction work on the old wagon road and the road to the old Dixie Guard Station. Crews are monitoring areas of activity along Blowout Ridge in the Comstock Creek area, where the fire is moving slowly down into the drainage. Relatively moist live fuels in the drainage are inhibiting rapid fire spread. The southern perimeter along the river continues to show little to no fire activity.

The information phone number for the Dixie and Jumbo Fires has changed; please call 208-494-1611 for fire information.
 

JUMBO FIRE:
Percent completion is at 46%. Structure protection measures in the form of water-handling equipment (pumps, hose, and sprinkler kits) remain in the Concord and Oregon Butte Lookout areas. Scattered heat remains throughout the southern portion of the fire. The fire will continue to be monitored by aerial resources.


WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR:
Temperatures are expected to reach the 80s today, with percent relative humidity in the 20s. Today and Tuesday, northwest winds are expected to gust to 20 to 25 mph. Lightning is possible today, and there is a chance of wetting rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. The recent warmer, drier weather is resulting in more fuels becoming available to burn. More active fire behavior, including isolated torching of trees, may be observed in some areas.

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