Snake River Complex Fire Now 74% Contained
Marisa Lloyd

Snake River Complex Fire Now 74% Contained

Northern Rockies Incident Management Team

The Snake River Complex Fire located 20 miles South of Lewiston, Idaho only growing 127 acres last night and is now up to 74% contained. 

Firefighters had another productive day yesterday. Crews established even more depth on control lines making them more secure and increasing containment. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) again dropped plastic spheres from the air that ignite upon impact onto the interior unburned pockets of vegetation.

Firefighters continued to work on mop-up along the fire line searching for pockets of heat. Night operation crews had their final shift last night mopping up, patrolling, and adding more depth to control lines. They will transition to other assignments after the required rest.

Moving forward, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the area today. This warning is due to a combination of high winds, low humidity, and warm temperatures.

The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4 will host a public meeting tonight at 7:00 PM at the Winchester Community Center in Winchester, ID to talk about the current status of the incident and the transition to the incoming Type 3 incident management team. Due to the Red Flag Warning, firefighters will be prepared for initial attack on any new fires in the area and continue mopping up, and patrolling control lines on the fire.

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