As of August 14

Current Size: 4,601 acres

Location: 3 miles Northwest of Great Basin National Park Visitor Center, 5 miles west of Baker.

Cause: Lightning

Containment: 59 percent.

Resources on Fire: There are currently 434 personnel on this incident, including resources: Crews 17; Type 1 Helicopters (Heavy) 1; Type 2 Helicopters (Med.); Type 3 Helicopters (Light) 2; Engines 6; Dozers 3. Great Basin Incident Management Team 7 will continue to improve and build line, mop-up hot spots with the aid of aerial resources, engines and firefighters.

The mission is to minimize threats to human life and safety, critical power line infrastructure, keep fire out of sage grouse and Bonneville cutthroat trout habitat in Mill Creek.

Firefighters and public safety is the number one priority. Additional resources have been ordered to assist with the firefighting effort and will be arriving. Aug. 13. There was increased burn activity within the fire perimeter in the unburned islands. Expect to see increased smoke and the same activity on the fire, as high winds with gusts up to 20 miles per hour are predicted.

Aircraft will continue to assist the fire resources on the ground. Crews will continue to mop-up and secure lines throughout shift.

For more information on the Strawberry Fire, visit Great Basin National Park’s webpage at www.nps.gov/grba/ and the InciWeb page, http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4947/.

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