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Location: 15 miles north of Salmon, ID

Start Date: August 14

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: 237 acres

Percent Contained: 20%

Total Personnel: 321

Resources:

3 helicopters

7 crews,

11 engines,

3 dozers

3 water tenders



August 22, 2015 8 a.m. BOBCAT FIRE

Current Situation: Firefighters anticipated a strong wind event associated with a forecasted red flag warning last night. Winds increased fire behavior slightly, but significant growth was not reported. For the third consecutive day, there was no fire growth on this fire. Calmer winds, cooler temperatures and a mostly clear sky will aid firefighters today.

Yesterday, the heavy helicopter made 107 drops that put about 81 thousand gallons of water onto the fire. This support will continue today along the northern perimeter of the fire where trees occasionally torch out and hot spots remain. Two hotshot crews, on loan from another large fire, will begin to construct handline and install pumps and hoses on the northern perimeter of the fire where terrain and heavy timber have otherwise prevented other resources access.

Firefighters, specializing in water delivery, will continue to set up sprinklers and other precautionary structure protection measures to help mitigate potential fire danger in the Moose Creek, Tower Creek, Fourth of July, and Kriley Gulch areas.

Weather: The wind will be calmer and temperatures cooler today. Smoke from area fires will be present in the morning and should begin to clear this afternoon.

Area Fire Closures: There are no evacuations in effect.


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