Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Trinity Ridge Firefighters Building Critical Burn Lines

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Hotshot crews heading to the line of the Trinity Ridge Fire.

Residents in the Featherville-Pine area will be allowed to go home today to check on their belongings but must be out again by sundown.

The Trinity Ridge Fire remains only 5 percent contained this morning, requiring more than 1,400 firefighting personnel, 13 crews, 62 engines, two dozers, 23 water tenders and eight helicopters.

Firefighters continue to burn fuel along the ridgeline between the Middle and North Fork of the Boise River above the Black Rock campground. The blaze has yet to cross the North Fork of the Boise River and remains more than 5 miles south of the Deer Park area. On the west flank of the fire, helicopters continue to try to cool the blaze in the Sheep Mountain area. On the southeast flank, firefighters have constructed a contingency line between Green and Wagontown creeks about 8 miles north of Pine. Today's plan is to continue that burn line in an effort to stop the fire's southern movement.

Helicopter preparing to head to front line of Trinity Ridge Fire.
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • A helicopter prepares to head to the front line of Trinity Ridge Fire on Monday.

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