According to Thompson’s Type II Incident Management Team, 361 personnel are fighting fires in and around Marion Fire District territory. Fire crews are slowly being released and the fire camp at Marion School will probably shut down the day after tomorrow (Thursday 07/20/2017). Although the weather will continue to warm and dry out the area, no lightning storms are in the forecast. So, we need only worry about careless humans sparking a new blaze. Here is the latest on the last two not-100% contained wildfires. (For definitions of terms used in this report, please, go to our Wildfire Glossary web page. Click on this link for a .PDF of local fire map.)
Lazier Creek 3 Fire
1,145 acres, 80% contained, 316 personnel assigned.
Located south of Highway 2 and west of the Thompson River Road.
Firefighters on the northeast portion of the fire will patrol the fire edge for any remaining hot spots and continue with mop up. Crews will also be working to remove hose and other equipment from secure areas of fireline and begin installing water bars for erosion control on mechanical fireline.
Rogers Mountain Fire
78 acres, 95% contained, 35 personnel assigned.
Located 3 miles Northwest of Happy’s Inn.
Firefighters will continue to grid the interior of the fire for any remaining hot spots as occasional smokes are still occurring in areas of unburned fuel. Crews will also be working to remove hose and other equipment from secure areas of fireline and begin installing water bars for erosion control on mechanical fireline.