Badger Fire Daily Update for Monday, September 21, 2020

Badger Fire Daily Update for Monday, September 21, 2020

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Cause Unknown
Acres 89,090
Containment 25%
Crews 5
Helicopters 5
Dozers 6
Engines 33
Total Personnel 308

Area Map

Activity on the Fire: Yesterday, helicopters were used to backhaul equipment from spike camps on the south end of the fire in the morning, and then dropped water on the upper western perimeter of the fire near Magic Mountain Ski Area in the afternoon as fire behavior increased. “Super Scoopers” continued to assist with water drops as needed on active areas around the fire perimeter. Hotshot crews built direct line from Sagehen Flats south toward Fourth Fork of Rock Creek, assisted by aviation resources cooling hot spots. Another hotshot crew conducted firing operations from the 530 Road to establish a control line on a portion of the eastern flank.

Today, dozers will continue to construct direct line on the east half of the southern perimeter, while hand crews build line on the west half of the southern perimeter toward Diamondfield Jack Campground. Structure protection actions will continue around recreation residences near Magic Mountain Ski Resort. Aerial resources will support ground crews along the west flank to halt further fire spread to the west. Heavy equipment will clear rocks and debris from the Trapper Creek Road, moving west toward Diamondfield Jack Campground. Crews will begin to fell snags along egress routes for firefighter safety.

Weather: High pressure is building over the area. Temperatures will range from 74-79˚F with relative humidity of 17-22%. Winds will be southwest at 6-11 with gusts to 14 mph.
Evacuation: The evacuation order for all residents on private land in Rock Creek Canyon and Dry Creek was lifted at 8 am Sunday 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.