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How's The Weather.
Sheriff tells “Rest of the
Story” on Steep
Clearwater County Sheriff, Chris Goetz gave a response to the Safenet
reports on the Steep Corner Fire that took the life of young
firefighter Anne Veseth Sunday, August 12, near Aquarius
Campground, about 15 miles northwest of Headquarters. As a guest
of the Orofino Chamber of Commerce, Goetz gave a point-by-point
response, as an eye witness, of the fire which is still under
federal investigation. Safenet is the USDA Forest Service Fire
and Aviation Management organization with the stated task of,
“facilitating and promoting wildland firefighter
safety.” Sheriff Goetz stated that there have been a lot of
misrepresentations, in the media and by word-of-mouth, over the
facts concerning this fire. The Sheriff’s Department went to the
scene at the fire on Friday night to provide food and support
for firefighters. They were asked to stay, until the regular
contracted food vendors could get to the scene. “Over 800 meals
were served over a three day period,” Goetz said.
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McGuire Complex Fire reacts
to high winds, low humidity Sunday
The McGuire Complex Fire, containing the former Bagley Fire and Herman
wildland fires, located five miles west of Dixie, was very
active Sunday afternoon with the high winds and low humidity.
According to the InciWeb.org site the fire is burning in heavy
timber, sub alpine fir and lodgepole pine, with a lot of dead
and down fuel. Monday the smoke shaded the fire through early
afternoon and strong westerly winds did not develop as
forecasted. The fire burned actively with group torching and
spotting. Active fire burned north of structures in Crooked
Creek in the
Dixie area. Crews held the
fire on the north end of
Dixie in the Crooked Creek
area, completing a dozer line directly on the fire edge from
Road 1188 to Road 9527 toward