Percent Completion: 24%
• Total personnel: 308
• Engines: 18
• Helicopters: 2
• Hand crews: 4 type 1 hot shot crews, 1 type 2 initial attack crew and 2 type 2 crews
Mechanical issues and adverse weather conditions resulted in the inability
to run infrared (IR) mapping flights over the fire's perimeter the last two
nights. The acreage is estimated at 6,388 based on on-the-ground
knowledge of areas burned. The IR flights are a national fire asset, not
specific to Goose Fire, and when operational, aircraft and technicians can
conduct IR scans on as many as 25 fires in a single night of work.
Crews' focus will be to "mop-up" residual heat on the fire's edge to reduce
the risk of the fire spotting and burning across their lines. Crews in the
southwest are also conducting burn-out operations as necessary to contain
the fire along the Brimstone Trail. In the north, crews are monitoring the
fire's progress in areas where they conducted burn-out operations over the
weekend. Crews have found and suppressed a few spots in the areas of
green, unburned fuels.
A heavy equipment task force on the southwest flank completed line
construction east of Snowshoe Pass, connecting to already established
fireline along Brimstone Trail. Equipment will continue this along the
ridgeline, dropping down into West Fork Madison area.
WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR:
The fire camp area received light rain overnight. Several pulses of
thunderstorm activity are expected today. Stronger, more severe storms,
with small hail, wind gusts up to 50 mph, heavy downpours, and
lightning, are possible this afternoon. Wind directions will be erratic with
multiple wind shifts due to outflows throughout the day. More moisture in
the atmosphere could result in wetting rain over the fire area. Tomorrow
looks to be a transition day with the weather, as a cold front passage is
forecast for Thursday.
Erratic winds due to passing thunderstorms may throw embers or cause
burning snags to fall across the line, causing spot fires. However, very
little fire growth is expected due to unreceptive fuels in the area where
spotting may occur. Grass and sage fuels will be unavailable to burn, given
the higher relative humidity values. Heavy fuels will continue to smolder
with peak burning hours between 5pm and 8pm.
The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest official closure information
can be found here
STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS:
The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.
Current restrictions information can be found here
Campfires and stove fires (including charcoal barbecues and grills) are
prohibited in the area unless using permanent fire pits or fire grates within
developed recreation sites. Smoking, unless in a vehicle, a building, or an
area 3 feet in diameter cleared of vegetation, is also restricted.