Posted: Aug 23, 2013 1:38 PM by MTN News
HAMILTON - Residents will be able to get the latest information on the Gold Pan Complex fire at a Saturday afternoon meeting which will be held at the West Fork Ranger Station.
The blaze has grown to over 34,000 acres as it burns 35 miles southwest of Conner. There are just over 260 people assigned to the complex, including 17 engines and five helicopters.
The fire sparked up on Thursday afternoon, with fire officials reporting moderate fire activity, including tree torching, short crown runs and some spotting.
The blaze is burning in the Slow Gulch and Blue Joint areas is slowly moving down slope. Fire managers add that as predicted, the flames are still moving into Cayuse, Scimitar and Gabe Creeks.
Meanwhile, the Nez Peak fire has continued to slowly spread to the east.