CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
AUGUST 12, 2010
Thunderstorms spark multiple small fires on Clearwater and Nez Perce Forests
moved through north central
Bob Lippincott, Fire Management Officer said all fires are currently small—less than one acre. Each is being evaluated and will be staffed where appropriate.
Perce fire zone recorded more than 4200 lighting strikes from the
series of storms. Lippincott said most storms had some
precipitation. Amounts varied from a trace in the Selway area up to
.5 inch in some places on the
An air patrol is currently flying over the Forests and is expected to detect additional starts. “Holdover” fires are possible over the next few days as low intensity smoldering fires that can’t be detected become more active when conditions become warmer and drier.
backcountry fires on the zone are being managed for multiple
resource objectives, primarily to improve wildlife habitat and
reduce forest fuels. Most fires are small, with the largest being
All 24 fires are closely monitored and evaluated daily.