Goose Fire At 78% Containment

Fire size: 7,496 acres

Containment: 78%

Resources assigned:

• 160 personnel

• 7 engines

• 2 helicopters

• 2 Type 2


• 1 fire suppression module


Incident Commander

Gabe Holguin, Type 3 Incident Management Organization

As firefighters continued to mop up and patrol contained lines on the

Goose Fire today, others scouted potential containment opportunities and

planned strategies to deal with the fire’s resistant west flank. The Goose Fire,

which remains 78% contained, grew only 25 acres yesterday, to 7,496 acres.

A stubborn section of heat on the Goose Fire’s west flank is posing a challenge to

firefighters due to its location in the steep, remote Meridian Creek canyon. While

the fire is not growing rapidly, the rocky terrain makes it unsafe for handcrews to

make a direct attack. Helicopter bucket-drops are being used to check the fire’s

slow progression in the area, buying time for Incident Commander Gabe Holguin

and his staff to develop a plan for full containment. Contingency lines have been

prepared along roads and trails should fire behavior change.

Unstable, shifting weather is predicted today, with rising humid