Camp 32/Gibralter Ridge Fire Updates- 8/14/05
Mopping up fires south of Eureka
August 14, 2005
There has been no change in the status of the Camp 32 Fire or the Gibralter Ridge Fire, since Friday, August 12, according to a news release by Chris Fox, Fire Information Officer for Bennett’s Northern Rockies Incident Management Team working the fires for the Kootenai National Forest. Demobilization of the remaining crews and resources was expected to occur Sunday and Monday. Several hot spots in the berm of the fireline of the Camp 32 Fire were found Saturday and were extinguished.
The combined size of the fires is 896 acres and they are 100% contained. Two Type 2 crews are currently working the fire along with six engines, one water tender and one helicopter. There were 75 total people on these two fires over the weekend.
Fire crews will on the Camp 32 Fire patrolling the perimeter and behind structures, mopping up visible smokes adjacent to roads, and gridding hot spots on Monday, August 14th. Gibralter Ridge Fire crews will hike to the fire and patrol, mop up and grid on Monday. An infrared camera will be used to identify hot spots.