Thursday, August 23, 2012

Trinity Ridge Blaze Tops 100,000 Acres

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Multi-jurisdictional engines, including these trucks from Canyon County are on the scene in Featherville.
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Multi-jurisdictional engines, including these trucks from Canyon County, are on the scene in Featherville.

The Trinity Ridge blaze topped 100,000 acres overnight and, to date, has cost $15.6 million.

This morning's update from the U.S. Forest Service and National Incident Management Team reports that firing operations behind the community of Featherville began last night. The firing is designed to decrease the amount of fuel between residences and the main fire, buffering the community from the approaching blaze.

Firefighters deemed the overnight operation "successful" and will continue the tactic this afternoon to "further protect Featherville." Firefighters are now working the Featherville-Pine corridor 24 hours a day, with structure protection.

Today's weather conditions are expected to generate dry, gusty winds, which could impede suppression efforts.

As of this morning, 105,210 acres have been burned in the fire.

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