Fire Update Sept 19, 2018

There are NO fires currently threatening Yellow Pine.

We have had smoky skies for the last couple of days in Yellow Pine. The smoke may be from fires in the wilderness or coming from out of state.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect on the Boise NF, but were lifted on the Payette NF August 31, 2018. Remember, Yellow Pine is on the border between the two forests, so know where you are when you light a campfire.

Air Quality in Yellow Pine = Yellow-ish
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Prescribed Burns planned for Fall 2018

Date Sept 19, 2018

The Krassel Ranger District, Payette National Forest is planning to implement prescribed burns in the Bald Hill and Four Mile project areas this fall. In the Bald Hill Project area we will be working in areas of Reegan Creek and Deadman Creek from the East Fork road up to Rainbow Ridge. In the Fourmile Project area we will be working on both sides of the South Fork, between Blackmare and Holdover Creeks on the west side of the river and in the Fourmile Creek drainage on the east side. See attached map for more specific areas. Ignitions will likely take place in September or October, dependent on weather and fuel conditions. Primary ignitions will take 1-3 days for each burn block, with residual smoke and flame present until the next significant rain. Please do not hesitate to give a call or email with questions, my contact information is lenelson@fs.fed.us or desk phone is 208-634-0622.

Thanks and have a nice day,

Laurel Ingram
Fuels Technician
Payette National Forest
Krassel Ranger District

The Payette National Forest, Krassel Ranger District, is planning on implementing a prescribed burn on the south facing aspect between Deadman Creek and Reegan Creek along the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River this fall. The edge of burn block E is about 5 miles west of Yellow Pine. See map below. Ignitions could occur over a period of 1-3 days in September or October 2018.
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For more information please call Justin Pappani at 208-634-0623 or Laurel Ingram at 208-634-0622.

The Payette National Forest, Krassel Ranger District, is planning on implementing the Four Mile Prescribed fire project this fall. Ignitions may take place between Reed Ranch and Poverty Flat Camp Ground on both sides of the South Fork of the Salmon River. See map below. Ignitions could occur over a period of 2 or more days in September or October.
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For more information please call Justin Pappani at 208-634-0623 or Laurel Ingram at 208-634-0622
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Caton Fire

Payette National Forest
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Friday August 24th, 2018 approx. 11:30 AM
Location The fire is located 7 miles southwest of the Village of Yellow Pine near Indian Point and has been moving east into the Caton Creek drainage.
Current as of 9/18/2018, 10:03:12 AM
Size 770 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Monday October 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM

This fire was detected in heavy timber around noon on August 24 – a likely holdover from the lightning storm several days prior. The fire is located 7 miles southwest of Yellow Pine, near Indian Point. The Communities of Yellow Pine and Edwardsburg are not threatened by the fire.

Fire activity for the past several days has been minimal with very minor smokes, and occasional tree torching reported.

Indian Peak Trail (FS #090) has an emergency closure – please do not use this trail. No Area Closures have been implemented at this time.

Firefighters are assigned to monitor the fire – additional fire resources will be assigned as needed. The fire is being managed under a confine/contain and point protection strategy.

Indian Ridge Trail Closure
For public safety, the Indian Ridge Trail #090 has been close to public use due to hazards associated with Caton Fire. The entire trail is closed from its beginning at the junction of trial #291 Phoebe Meadows Trail, and the junction of trail #091 Caton Creek Trail.

Caton Fire InciWeb link:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6177/
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Bum Creek Fire

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Bum Creek Fire Thermal Map 9-19-2018

Payette National Forest
Date of Origin Friday September 07th, 2018 approx. 08:00 AM
Location The fire is 3 miles southeast of the Pinnacles, near the West Fork of Monumental Creek Lakes.
Cause Lightning
Current as of 9/18/2018, 10:03:02 AM
Size 2,020 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Monday October 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM

The Bum Creek Fire was detected on September 7, 2018. It is a lightning caused fire burning in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

The Communities of Yellow Pine and Edwardsburg are not threatened by the fire.

The fire is under a monitor status, and is being allowed to play its natural role on the landscape, enhance and maintain wilderness character, and help restore ecological process in this forested ecosystem.

Bum Creek Fire InciWeb link:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6197/
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Kiwah Fire

Meadow Creek Road is Open

Salmon-Challis National Forest
Location eight (8) miles northwest of Indian Creek Guard Station on the south side of the Indian Creek drainage in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Wednesday July 18th, 2018 approx. 05:30 PM
Current as of 9/19/2018, 7:59:38 AM
Size 14,603 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Monday October 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM

The lightning caused Kiwah Fire, was detected at approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 17, 2018. Fire managers estimate size at 14,603 acres. The fire is burning in a mixed conifer forest on the Middle Fork Ranger District and is being allowed to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the environment while providing for firefighter and public safety. The fire is located in steep, inaccessible terrain northwest of Indian Creek Guard Station within the Indian Creek drainage in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Fire activity remains minimal throughout the fire area.

Fire managers expect the Kiwah Fire will continue to burn until a significant precipitation event occurs. Typically, season-ending weather events occur in this area between the last half of September through the first half of October.

The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at HIGH Fire Danger.

Kiwah Fire Map August 24

Kiwah Fire InciWeb link:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5995/
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Mountain Man Fire

Payette National Forest
Date of Origin Saturday September 15th, 2018 approx. 08:30 PM
Location 20 miles northwest of Midvale, south of Brownlee, and northeast of the Mountain Man Lodge
Cause Human Caused
Current as of 9/18/2018, 9:04:35 AM
Total Personnel 79
Size 2,000 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 100%

The fire was 100% contained as of 8p.m. on Monday, September 17.

Photo shows the point of origin of the fire.

Mountain Man Fire InciWeb link:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6211/
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Pistol Fire

Salmon-Challis National Forest

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Pistol Fire Thermal Map 9-19-2018

457 acres

The Pistol Fire was reported [Sept 10] at approximately 4:00 p.m. The fire is estimated at 150 acres and is burning in grass, brush, and timber; west of the confluence of Pistol and Forty-Four Creeks in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District. The fire is currently in monitor status. The cause of the fire is undetermined.

continued:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/scnf/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD595225
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Indian Butte Fire

Idaho Falls District
Date of Origin Wednesday September 12th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Location 8 miles northwest of Dubois, ID

Indian Butte Fire InciWeb link:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6205/

Indian Butte Fire Update Sept. 18, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Start Date: 09/12/2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: Started 8 miles northwest of Dubois, ID in Clark County. Burning on private, BLM, IDL and USFS.
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size: 13,072 acres
Percent Contained: 93%, containment estimated for 9/19/18
Fire Behavior: Creeping and smoldering.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Fuels and Terrain: Burning in grass, brush and timber.
Fire Crews/Resources: 12 engines, 4 handcrews, 4 dozers, 1 helicopters and 3 water tenders (170 personnel).
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: Pleasant Valley Road and Dry Creek Road are closed. The Caribou-Targhee NF has enacted an Emergency Closure Order. The closure order can be viewed at http://www.idahofireinfo.com/2018/09/indian-butte-fire6forest-closure-order.html.
Summary: Firefighters will continue working to secure the perimeter and hope to achieve full containment by Wednesday night, Sept. 19. Crews continue to establish greater containment line depth on perimeter and mop up.


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Lyle Springs Fire Update Sept 19

Caribou-Targhee NF, Eastern Idaho Dispatch
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info(#lylespringsfire & #BLMIFDFire)

Start Date: 09/18/2018 at approximatly 3:00 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 1 mile south of Harriman State Park on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size: 70 acres
Percent Contained: 10% contained
Fire Behavior: Smoldering and creeping
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened
Fuels and Terrain: Burning in grass and timber
Fire Crews/Resources: 8 engines, 2 helicopter with buckets, 1 dozer and 2 hand crews
Evacuations: No evacuations at this time
Closures: No closures at this time, but we are asking people to stay off of road 767.
Summery: The fire crews are working to get line around the fire and are utilizing water to start mopping up.


Lyle Springs Fire grows to 70 acres

Sep 19, 2018 Local News 8

Island Park, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – UPDATE 9/19/18: The Bureau of Land Management reports the Lyle Springs Fire has grown to 70 acres.

Officials say the fire is smoldering and creeping.

It is 10 percent contained. No structures are threatened, and there are no evacuations.

There are also no closures at this time, but officials are asking you stay off Road 767.

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Roosevelt Fire

This fire was reported to Teton Interagency Dispatch on Saturday afternoon by hunters. Red Flag conditions with high winds and low humidity caused the fire to quickly grow. Fire is burning in dense timber, steep rugged terrain.

Bridger-Teton National Forest
Date of Origin Saturday September 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Location Upper Hoback, south of Bondurant, WY
Current as of 9/19/2018, 7:51:03 AM
Total Personnel 255
Size 25,168 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Wednesday October 31st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM

Roosevelt Fire InciWeb link:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6212/

Evacuations ordered for Roosevelt Fire

By Michael Collett Sep 18, 2018 Local News 8

Jackson, WY (KIFI/KIDK) – UPDATE 9/18/18: Sublette County Emergency Management reports Hoback ranches have been put into the “GO!” stage.

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office is requesting residents in Hoback ranches evacuate the area immediately due to the Roosevelt Fire.

There is a shelter set up with the American Red Cross at the Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints Church in Pinedale.

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Marten Creek Fire

This fire is approximately 13 mile west of Afton, WY. Fire personell have been working to evacuate campers from the area and setting up a unified command. Western Wyoming Type III Team 2 has taken command of the fire. A closure order has been implemented.

The Greys River Rd #10138 is closed south of Sheep Creek/McDougal Gap road and Greys River confluence to Spring Creek road. An Emergency Area Closure has also been implemented.

Bridger-Teton National Forest
Date of Origin Sunday September 16th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Location 13 miles east of Afton, WY in Greys River area near Marten Creek
Total Personnel 51
Size 5,920 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Thursday November 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM

Marten Creek Fire InciWeb link:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6214/

Area closure in effect for Marten Creek Fire

Sep 18, 2018 Local News 8

Afton, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK) – The Bridger-Teton National Forest has issued an emergency area closure for the Marten Creek Fire burning in the Marten Creek drainage off the Greys River Road.

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NIFC

September 19, 2018

Firefighters across the West continue to work on 81 large fires that have burned 941,674 acres. The Roosevelt Fire in Wyoming displayed extreme fire behavior and made a 20,000-acre run yesterday. The Mendocino Complex in California was contained yesterday at 459,123 acres.

Weather: A deepening trough in the West will carry moisture from the Southwest along the Front Range to the northern Plains. Showers and thunderstorms will form from Arizona and New Mexico across eastern Colorado and Wyoming. A front pushing through the Plains will bring rain and a few thunderstorms to the northern states from western Montana to the Great Lakes. Snow is likely at higher elevations of western Montana. Scattered showers will also develop along the Washington Cascades. Windy conditions with low humidity will continue across the Great Basin with gusts 30-35 mph possible in northern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. The northern states will be cool, while very warm and humid conditions settle over the Plains to the Southeast.

Idaho Fires: 15 Acres: 103,634 New: 0 Contained: 0
Bible Back Sawtooth National Forest FS 3,175 33 21 miles southeast of Stanley
Bum Creek Payette National Forest FS 2,020 0 10 miles east of Yellow Pine 208-634-0820
Caton Payette National Forest FS 630 0 24 miles east of McCall 208-634-0820
Copper Mountain Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 468 23 4 miles east of Eastport 208-267-5561
Cougar Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 7,861 85 5 miles east of East Hope 208-557-8813
Indian Butte Clark County CNTY 13,072 93 8 miles northwest of Dubois 208-497-7270
Kiwah Salmon-Challis National Forest FS 14,603 0 49 miles northwest of Challis 208-756-7853
Pistol Salmon-Challis National Forest FS 457 0 38 miles southeast of McCall
Rabbit Foot Salmon-Challis National Forest FS 36,004 77 14 miles southwest of Salmon+ 208-756-7853
Rampike Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 3,100 0 23 miles northeast of Kellogg 208-664-2318
Rattlesnake Creek Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 8,220 90 5 miles southwest of Riggins 208-820-1965
Smith Creek Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 998 0 19 miles west of Bonners Ferry 208-267-5561
Stewart Creek Sawtooth National Forest FS 5,270 62 18 miles northwest of Fairfield 208-764-3202
Surprise Creek Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 3,185 78 18 miles east of Athol 208-664-2318
Wapiti Boise National Forest FS 4,571 80 13 miles southwest of Stanley 208-259-3361

source:
https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm
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