FOREST WIDE FIRE UPDATE (9/09/19)

Contact(s): Amy Baumer


FOREST WIDE FIRE UPDATE

The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at VERY HIGH Fire Danger.

There have been two (2) new fires reported since the last update, September 2.

The 0.10 acre Corral Fire reported September 7 was called out on September 7.  The fire was located approximately 26 miles southwest of Salmon.

The 0.10 acre Burrell Fire reported September 3 was called out on September 5.  The fire was located approximately 14 miles northwest of North Fork.

The 0.5 acre Allan Fire, reported August 21, was called out August 29.

The five (5) acre Paradise Fire, reported July 27 is located 44 miles northwest of Challis.  The fire area received precipitation over the weekend.  No fire activity observed during the last flight over the fire area.  The fire is in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, west of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.  The fire is located within an old burn scar in steep, inaccessible terrain with a large component of snags in and surrounding the fire area.

The following fires are located in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.  The progression of these fires are being monitored and the fires are being allowed to play, as nearly as possible, their natural ecological role in the environment while providing for firefighter and public safety.  The fire areas received precipitation over the weekend.

The 0.10 acre Full Moon Fire, reported August 12, is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Stanley.  No smoke observed on the last flight over the fire area.

The 0.25 acre Dynamite Fire, burning in lodgepole pine was detected August 7.  The fire is located approximately 1.5 miles west of the Centennial Trail in the Marble Creek drainage.  No fire activity was observed on the last flight over the fire area.

The 0.1 acre Twenty Five Fire, reported August 3, located west of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, north of Pistol Creek.  Fire activity is minimal; fire size has not increased.

The 0.3 acre Pistol Creek Fire, reported August 3, located west of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, south of Pistol Creek.  No fire activity was observed on the last flight over the fire area.

The Cove Creek Fire, reported August 3, located approximately 23 miles southwest of North Fork, north of the Salmon River.  Information is available on Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6495/.

The Shady Fire, reported the evening of July 10, located approximately two (2) miles east of Seafoam Guard Station in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District.  Information is available on Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6433/.

The Forest will provide fire updates and information as significant changes occur.

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