|FIRE IN STANLEY AREA DRAWS CREWS|
HALSTEAD FIRE 7-30-12
DATE OF DETECTION: July 27, 2012 CAUSE: Lightening
CURRENT SIZE: 60 acres CONTAINMENT: 0 %
LOCATION: Approx. 18 miles Northwest of Stanley, Idaho
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: T13N R11E Sec. 34
(Lat: 44? 25’ 15.6” N Long: 115? 16’ 12.0” W)
AGENCY: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Region, Salmon-Challis National Forest
RESOURCES ON FIRE: There are 92 total personal on this incident, including:
Two Type 1 Hotshot Crews
Two Type 2 Hand Crews
Two Type 6 Engines
Two Smoke Jumpers
One Type 1 Helicopter
Type 3 IC – F. Behm
REMARKS: The fire is located along the Halstead Creek drainage, northwest of Beaver Creek Road (FS Road # 008) and is actively burning in subalpine fir, spruce and lodge pole pine. Fire fighters are currently taking an active role in completing fuel breaks operations along Beaver Creek Road from Beaver Creek Campground to Shake Creek. Houseman’s NIMO (National Incident Management Organization) Team will take command of the fire on Wednesday, August 1. The Halstead Fire Emergency Area Closure (Order Number: 04-13-12-517) went into effect July 30, 2012 and includes Lola Creek Campground, Marsh Creek Trailhead, Beaver Creek Campground and Bradley Boy Scout Camp for forest visitor safety.
The following CAMPGROUNDS are closed due to the fire closure: Beaver Creek Campground, Beaver Creek Camp Spur, Lola Creek Campground, Lola Camp Spur A.
The following ROADS are closed due to the fire closure: Marsh Creek #203 (aka Cape Horn Road) in its entirely and all tributary routes interior to the closure, Beaver Creek #008 from its beginning at State Highway 21 to its junction with Beaver-Loon #172, Beaver-Loon #172 from its beginning at its junction with Marsh Creek Road #203 to Pinyon/Feltham Road #172.
ALL TRAILS within the closure and forming boundaries of the closure area are CLOSED.
NOTE: Forest visitors may access the Seafoam area via the Beaver-Loon Road.
The above described area is within the proclaimed and administrative boundaries of the Middle Fork and Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger Districts, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Custer and Valley Counties, Idaho.
PREVENTION MESSAGE: Fire danger on the Salmon-Challis National Forest is high. Although the Forest currently does not have any fire restrictions in affect, we are asking visitors to use precaution at all times. Please make sure your campfires are completely dead out at the end of each use.
For more information on area closures and on fires burning on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, visit http://www.inciweb.org/unit/46/.
Fire Information Contact: Stacy Baker
Phone: (208) 879-4114
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