Firefighters maintain leading edge on fires

Release Date: Sep 11, 2018  

Contact(s): Stephaney Kerley 208-373-4105

BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 11, 2018 -- Progress was made yesterday as firefighters held fire lines through the red flag warning for high winds.


The 115 acre Casner Fire is 30 percent contained and located 13 miles east of Lowman, in an area with minimal road access and steep terrain. Firefighters will continue to work on securing the perimeter line, keeping the fire north of Casner Creek and east of West Fork Casner Creek. Helicopters are supporting over 170 firefighters. There may be some smoke impacts involved with travel along State Highway 21 and within the recreational areas. Visitors are asked to use caution. Expect fire personnel and additional vehicles using the corridor.


The 26 acre German Fire is 90 percent contained. The fire is located 9 miles east of Idaho City, and under the management of a Type 3 Management Team. Fire managers anticipate releasing firefighters back to their local units as containment is reached.


Aircraft detection flights and patrolling of the fire areas will continue until a significant amount of moisture arrives on the forest.


Higher humidity and cooling temperatures aid with suppression efforts, however the fuels remain extremely dry.


Area Closure near Grandjean for the Wapiti Fire remains in effect.


Stage 1 Fire Restrictions also remain in effect for the Boise National Forest.


If you need more information regarding road and area closures or fire restrictions, please visit the Boise National website: