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FINAL UPDATE – TIE WILDFIRE, 100% Containment,  Sep 6, 2016 

September 6, 2016 – 7:30 a.m.
Contained: 100%
Size: 1,031 acres
Total Personnel: 181
Resources: Crews: 2 Helicopters: 1 Engines: 6


Victor, ID – Sixteen days of hard work by firefighters from around the nation ends with the Tie Fire being 100% contained!

A transfer of command from Great Basin Team 5, led by Russ Bird, to a smaller management organization led by Nick Castro, took place this morning. Castro will lead over 180 firefighters that are still working on the Tie Fire removing flagging and finishing the last remaining mop up activities in Tie Canyon. Just over two miles of hose, pumps and fittings remain for firefighters to use to extinguish hot spots.

Over the next several days, firefighters will be finishing the work in the fire area, from backhauling hoses, removing signs and flagging and patrolling the fire area. Heavy fire equipment will still be in the area. It is important the public and particularly interested hunters please stay away from the fire area to allow firefighters the ability to safely accomplish the last little bit of work still remaining. Road guards are in place to ensure public and firefighter safety concerns are addressed. The fire area closure will be lifted as soon as safely possible.

The Incident Command Post will remain near Pioneer Park. A few yurts will remain in place to support the smaller organization. Starting Wednesday, the park and grass area will be open to the public; however, the gravel and ball fields will NOT be open due to the smaller organization and infrastructure in place.

This is the FINAL update for the Tie Fire unless significant activity occurs. Please direct all questions about the Fire or the Area Closure to the Teton Basin Ranger District. They can be reached Monday through Friday from 8am-4:30pm. Please call 208.354.2312. Information can also be found on the Forest’s web page at:…

Area/Trail Closures: A Tie Canyon Fire Area Closure will remain in effect until the fire area is deemed safe to travel through. This includes areas west of Pole Canyon, Tie Canyon Road 252 and Upper Rainey Creek Road 253. To view a map of this area closure, visit:…/relate…/pict20160726-155651-0.jpeg

Pic 1: Final Fire Perimeter Map shows 100% Containment. The Fire Area closure remains in effect.

Pic 2: Tie Fire Camp is beginning to be broken down. Picture by Robyn Broyles, PIO