Badger Fire Daily Update for Sunday, September 20, 2020

Badger Fire Daily Update for Sunday, September 20, 2020

Acres 89,090*    *Acreage based on more accurate data
Containment 12%
Crews 3
Helicopters 5
Dozers 6
Engines 17

Total Personnel 266

Activity on the Fire: Yesterday, Bombadier “Super Scooper” airtankers obtained water from Murtaugh Lake to drop on hot spots in the fire near Magic Mountain Ski Area. Firefighters secured vacation cabins and organizational camp structures near the ski area. Feller-bunchers, dozers, and hand crews built line from Elk Butte south to Goose Creek on the western edge of the fire. Heavy equipment cleared large rocks and debris from roads below steep slopes within the perimeter. Line in Trapper Creek area is now contained.

Today, feller-bunchers and dozers will work in the Magic Mountain area to construct direct and indirect line, assisted by aviation resources as conditions allow. Progress will continue on direct and indirect line construction on all other uncontained edges of the Badger Fire.

Weather: High pressure is building over the area. Temperatures will range from 68-74 ˚F with relative humidity of 27-33%. Winds will be southwest at 6-12 with gusts to 18 mph.

Evacuation: The evacuation order for all residents in Rock Creek Canyon and Dry Creek was lifted at 8 am today by Twin Falls and Cassia County Sheriff’s Departments. The Rock Creek Road is closed at the BLM/private land boundary.
Area Closure: The Sawtooth National Forest issued the Badger Fire Road, Trail and Area Closure, effective September 15, 2020. As hunting seasons open, hunters are reminded the closure is in place for their safety as well as the safety of firefighters. The full Forest Closure Order can be viewed on Inciweb and the Sawtooth NF’s website at

Donations: Firefighters on this incident have all the food and supplies they need. If you would like to donate, please consider the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Fire Information: (385) 237-4598
Twitter: @SawtoothNatlFS