Green Ridge Fire sees minimal growth with change in leadership – Dailyfly.com Lewis-Clark Valley Community
Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team, Black
The Green Ridge fire remains 35% contained and covers 39,490 acres after 19 acres of growth on Monday. Fire activity was again minimal due to Tuesday despite sunny skies and lower relative humidity in the fire area.
Crews completed the removal of equipment and miles of tubing from the portions of piping confined to the north and west sides of the fire so that this equipment could be cleaned up and redistributed to other incidents in the west.
On Wednesday, crews will continue the patrol and cleanup work underway in M and K Divisions on the north and west sides of the blaze. The drying out trend that started earlier this week will continue today and should lead to a slight increase in fire behavior and some smoke production. Three Fire Suppression Modules will monitor fire activity and tackle any new fire or point that occurs in P and S Divisions on the south side of the fire.
The Lick Creek fire remains 80,421 acres and 97% contained. Firefighters will continue to patrol the containment lines and tackle hot spots along those lines if necessary. Smoke could be visible in the coming days as winds could burn unburned fuel inside the fire perimeter.
At 6:00 am on August 26, Rocky Mountain Team Black will transfer command of the Green Ridge and Lick Creek fires to Northwest Team 8, another Type 2 incident management team. local agencies and the warm welcome we received from the community during our stay on the Green Ridge and Lick Creek fires, ”said Black Incident Team Commander Troy Hagan.
Increased cloud cover is expected during the fires on Wednesday afternoon, which will keep temperatures cooler and relative humidity higher. Winds will blow from the west-northwest at 5-8 mph with gusts up to 16 mph in the afternoon. Temperatures will be in the range of 60 above 5,500 feet and low in the mid-1970s in the valleys. Cloud cover is expected to increase this evening, resulting in higher relative humidity and reduced fire behavior in the coming days.