Fuels and fire behavior advisory for central Idaho

Idaho fuels and fire behavior advisory

Idaho fuels and fire behavior advisory

The video the document refers to is below:

Here is the description of the video:

Footage taken on the Salt Fire August 29, 2011, on the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho. The fire made a 1-1.5 mile run in about 1 hour and 15 minutes starting in the bottom of Goodluck Creek drainage burning towards the south. The fire burned in a mountain pine beetle bug killed lodgepole pine stand. The area had previously been mapped as an area with “Extreme Crown Fire Risk” by the Salmon-Challis N. F. The fire size at the time of the footage was about 2,600 acres. Footage taken from above Woodtick Creek drainage.

In case you’re curious about the Salt fire shown in the video southwest of Salmon, Idaho, it is currently mapped at 17,567 acres. Here is an overview from InciWeb:

Lightning started the Salt Fire on Thursday, August 25, 2011. The fire is 16 miles southwest of Salmon, Idaho, burning in a rugged area of the Salmon-Challis National Forest with large areas of beetle-killed trees. Firefighters are using a variety of strategies to manage the fire, including direct attack, indirect attack and point protection. A mix of these strategies will be used to protect values in the fire’s path in a combination that provides the highest probability of success while minimizing responder exposure to risk. The goal of the incident management team is to manage the Salt Fire in such a way that there are no serious injuries or fatalities, no critical values have been adversely impacted and the public is supportive of fire management operations.

We believe the advisory was written on September 6, 2011. A suggestion for future advisories: adding the date and the author would be helpful.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.