Update 6:19pm Initial attack efforts are having a positive impact on the fire. Fire behavior has settled and the smoke is considerably less than a few hours ago. Firefighters are continuing with an aggressive initial attack on this full suppression wildfire.
Update, 3:19pm: Single Engine Airtankers and helicopters are being used on the fire. The Alta Hotshots, helitak firefighters, hand crews and engines have been assigned. The fire is estimated at 50 acres.
Fire in the Sugar Mt area
Wildfire Developing Situation
The Sugar Cane Wildfire is under aggressive initial attack near Sugar Mountain on the Krassel Ranger District. The fire is actively burning and torching in Sub-Alpine fir and Lodgepole pine. It is estimated at 30 acres at this time, but growing larger in a southeasterly direction.
The fire is located 3 miles north-northwest of the Stibnite Gold site near Sugar Mountain – approximately 8 miles east of Yellow Pine.
Perpetua Resources has evacuated the Stibnite Gold Mine site under their emergency response plan.
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Payette National Forest