The Pumpkin fire was started by lighting on August 6, 2020. It is burning in steep, hard to access mountainous terrain. The primary spread has been through spotting in subalpine fir with little surface fire carrying in the brush. Fire spread has been halted and the fire was declared contained on August 16. Command of the fire was transferred back to the local area on August 17 who will continue to secure, patrol, and complete suppression repair activity over the next few days.
This will be the final update unless a significant activity takes places.
Date of Origin:
Thursday August 06th, 2020 approx. 01:55 AM
8 miles SSW of Garden Valley, Idaho
Tyler McCowan ID-BLM
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday August 17th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.
Crews continue build depth on containment lines utilizing hose lays to assist with mop-up. The fire continues to utilize rotor wind aircraft for logistical missions,and filling of Klump pumps. Where appropriate, hose lays will be removed and suppression repair will begin.
Projected Incident Activity:
Smoldering. No expected fire growth, crews have made good progress securing the perimeter. Depth along control lines continue to increase.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EACH AFTERNOON/EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS POSSIBLE FROM SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
Hot and unstable conditions coupled with mid-level moisture will support a slight chance of late day showers and thunderstorms through Tuesday. The best chance for activity will come Monday and Tuesday. Any showers and thunderstorms that develop will be capable
of producing gusty and erratic outflow winds. Hot conditions will persist all week with drier weather expected after Tuesday.
Fire Unit Information
Idaho Department of Lands
Boise, ID 83702