Beaver Creek Fire Fully Contained


By Michelle Milliken

Hailey, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Incident Commander for the Beaver Creek Fire, Scott Johnson, announced yesterday that “fire crews have done an excellent job with extinguishing hot spots and putting out the remaining smokes. While we have a couple more days of rehabilitation work to do, the fire is now 100 percent contained.”

Yesterday, engine and hand crews patrolled and monitored the southern portion of the fire and found no significant hotspots on the perimeter. A helicopter was used to transport the remaining supplies from the interior of the fire.

In the northern perimeter along Beaver Creek, crews continued to repair damage caused when containment lines were built during suppression activities.

There was no active fire behavior observed for the second day in a row. Hot spots in the interior may continue burning and cause occasional smoke until cool weather and rain can fully put the fire out.

Reconnaissance flights are scheduled to do a final evaluation of the fire today. There will also be flights done by an incoming Burned Area Emergency Response Team that will arrive Tuesday. The team will assess the burned area to map the severity of burns and to take emergency stabilization measures to prevent erosion.

The area closure that was updated August 30 will be evaluated in the next few days. The Forest will decide when it is safe to allow the public back into the closed area.

A transfer of command back to the local unit is tentatively scheduled for September 4.

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