Trinity Ridge Fire - Closure Revised for Mountain Home RD

Release Date: Nov 9, 2012  

Contact(s): Mountain Home Ranger District: 208.587.7961


Boise National Forest

November 9, 2012


Updates are mailed each Friday

Fire Information: Idaho City Ranger District:208.392.6681

        Mountain Home Ranger District: 208.587.7961


Area Update:

Snow is covering some sections of Forest Service roads.  Drivers should use caution and watch out for rolling rocks, falling trees and limbs during high winds.  All road work will finish up next week.


New Closures – Mountain Home Ranger District:

As of November 9, 2012 a new closure area is in effect for the Mountain Home Ranger District that only includes Big Roaring Campground, Little Roaring Campground and Wagontown Loop Road (FS Road #183 and its sub roads).  All other areas previously closed on the Mountain Home Ranger District are now open.



Closures – Idaho City Ranger District:

The Browns Creek Trail (#48) remains closed starting at the Middle Fork Boise River going north.  The Hot Creek Trail (#47) is open to foot traffic only. 


A map and details of these areas are at


Burned Area Emergency Response:

Forest crews and contractors are making good progress with emergency rehabilitation for watershed protection and road and trail repairs adjusted for the snow accumulations at higher elevations.  Crews installed 14 new culverts on various roads including FS Road #255, FS Road # 290, FS Road #172 and FS Road #183. 


Drivers can expect up to two hour delays on some of these forest roads while crews continue to install new culverts.


Aerial straw mulching planned for nearly 2,000 acres this fall is delayed due to issues that developed during the contracting process. Work will likely finish next spring.


Fire Facts:

Size:  146,832 acres

Percent Containment:100%