Ulm Fire Update: August 31
1,475 acres, 4% contained
August 31, 2006
Cooler temperatures and higher humidity moderated fire activity on the Ulm fire on Wednesday. A burnout operation on the northern flank of the fire was about 30% complete when rain and snow showers suspended the effort. Engines assisted in holding actions along the northeast side of the fire. Fire fighters repaired the fire resistant wrap that was damaged in the wind on the Gem Lookout.
Fire fighters will continue burnout operations on the north side if conditions allow on Thursday. Crews and equipment continue contingency line preparation on the north and northeast flanks. Air support (when available) will be used to pick up any hot spots outside the fire perimeter. A hose lay is complete along the southeast perimeter and crews will begin mopping up. A dozer is being used on the southwest side of the fire to open up an old logging trail into a timber harvest unit to use as a contingency line.
The Ulm Peak fire is located approximately 12 miles southwest of Noxon, Montana. The fire is burning near the northeast boundary of the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District along the Idaho/Montana border.
For more information, maps and photos about this fire (and other wildfires), see this website: www.inciweb.org/incident/453
Fire danger remains VERY HIGH on the Kootenai National Forest and Stage I fire restrictions are in effect. Campfires are allowed only in developed campgrounds. Other restrictions apply regarding smoking and chainsaws. See the link below for complete restrictions.
Kootenai National Forest, www.fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai
Stage I Fire Restrictions