DUMP FIRE 7-17-17
A new fire was reported in the Dump Creek drainage, downriver approximately three air miles from North Fork, at approximately 2:00 pm this afternoon. The Dump Creek drainage is located south of the Salmon River.
The Salmon-Challis National Forest responded with a medium helicopter with a bucket for water drops, four heli-rappellers, and a 10 person hand crew. The fire is burning on the lower 1/3rd of the slope in heavy grass, brush, and scattered timber.
The weather forecast for the next few days calls for continued hot and dry conditions with an unstable atmosphere. These conditions will make firefighting efforts difficult.
Dump Fire statistics
Size: three (3) acres
Personnel: 14 firefighters
Initial Strategy: Control
Initial Tactics: Direct line construction
Current Containment: 0%
Estimated Containment: 7/18
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