TRAP CREEK FIRE UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

Sawtooth NATIONAL FOREST

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: 208-993-3302

Kent May, Public Information Officer Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/snf/ https://twitter.com/SawtoothNF https:www.facebook.com/sawtoothnf

FIRE UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

TRAP CREEK FIRE:  The Trap Creek fire is located on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area approximately 9 miles northwest of Stanley, ID. The Trap Creek Fire was first reported on September 14th, 2020 near Trap Creek Campground. As of 0700 this morning, Sierra Front Incident Management Team 1 with Incident Commander Scott Stephenson took over fire operations. Cooler temperatures, combined with light precipitation helped moderate fire behavior yesterday and will continue into today. 

Highway 21 is open, however, a pilot car is in place from mile post 112 to 119 due to limited visibility from smoke and fire fighter safety. Standing snag patches continue to pose a threat to firefighters and Highway 21 traffic. Be advised that intermittent closures of the highway are possible due to increase in fire behavior. 

CLOSURES – A forest area closure is in effect for the area around the fire. The purpose of this order is to protect the public and fire fighters during wildfire activity suppression activities. This includes all roads, trails, campgrounds, and hunting units within the closure.

Total acreage: 2500

Percent Containment: 0%

Personnel on Incident: 103

Know before you go. All Forest visitors are reminded to check with their local forest districts concerning forest closures and restrictions. For further inquiries about the Trap Creek Fire and adjacent areas, please call the Stanley Ranger Station 208-774-3000





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