Restrictions to be lifted in West Central Idaho Mountains late Thursday night
September 14, 2015 Boise National Forest
BOISE, Idaho – With the reduced risk of wildfires due to cooler temperatures and precipitation in the area, state and federal wildfire officials will lift Stage 1 Fire Restrictions within the West Central Idaho Mountains effective Thursday, Sept. 15, at 11:59 p.m.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be lifted on forest and rangelands managed by the Boise National Forest, Boise District BLM, Idaho Department of Lands and other state and private lands within:
* Ada, Canyon, Gem, Payette, Elmore, Boise, Valley and Washington Counties
* Within Washington County all Bureau of Reclamation Lands surrounding Mann Creek Reservoir
* Within Valley County all Bureau of Reclamation Lands surrounding Cascade Reservoir
* Within Elmore and Boise Counties all Bureau of Reclamation Lands surrounding Arrowrock and Anderson Ranch Reservoirs
For a map of the Treasure Valley and West Central Mountain Zones visit: Idaho Fire Information.
For a map of the West Central Mountain Zone visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/boise; http://www.fs.usda.gov/payette; http://idahofireinfo.blogspot.com/p/fire-restrictions.html
Lifting the restrictions means the public is free to build a campfire, use a charcoal barbeque or sheepherder stove outside of designated campgrounds and recreation sites. Fire managers remind people to use water to put out all campfires and to soak all charcoal and hot ash from barbeques and stoves.
The BLM Fire Prevention Order remains in effect for all BLM managed lands within the state of Idaho. This order prohibits discharging, using, and possessing fireworks; discharging a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition; burning, igniting or causing to burn any tire, wire, magnesium, plastic or explosive material, including exploding targets that may cause a fire.
More information is available at Forest Service, BLM and IDL offices. Current fire restrictions throughout the state are available at http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/fire/restrictions.html and http://idahofireinfo.blogspot.com/fire-restrictions.html.
County and local officials should be contacted regarding fire restrictions outside the described areas.
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Boise National Forest
Date of Origin Monday July 18th, 2016
Location 8 miles north of Idaho City
Total Personnel 754
Size 186,400 Acres
Pioneer Fire Maps
Pioneer Fire Photographs
Pioneer Fire Closure Order #7 Order No. 0402-00-45
Fire Closure Area & Hunting Units
The Pioneer Fire Closure Area currently covers four hunting unit. Units 33, 34, 35 and 39 are partically closed to public entry. Please note that these units are not fully closed to entry – only the area within these hunt units on this map are closed.
9-14 Pioneer Hunting Units Map
Pioneer Fire Update – Thursday, September 15, 2016
Pioneer Fire Information: 844-633-3090, 7AM-10PM, or inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4866
Boise National Forest Fire Information: 208-373-4175
Acres: 186,400 Containment: 56% Personnel: 754
Resources assigned: 16 crews, 4 helicopters, 20 engines, 2 dozers, 19 water tenders
Garden Valley, ID – The Pioneer Fire received between .10 and .5 inch of rain from the weather system that passed through the area yesterday. A small amount of snow mixed with the rain fell on the north end of the fire in the Bruce Meadows area. As a result, the fire gained only 39 acres.
Weather will continue to minimize burning conditions, and aid firefighters in preventing the fire from further spread. The rainy weather limited the use of heavy equipment on the fire line and kept air resources grounded. Work continued on fire suppression repair on the southern half of the fire, and began along Forest Service road 555 along the fire’s western edge above highway 17. Suppression repair also began along Forest service road 582 in the Long Creek area. The removal of hazardous trees (snags) is nearly completed on Forest Service road 579. Containment of the fire was attained where the fire abuts the Rough Fire burn scar on the northeast side of the fire. Additional containment on the east side, north of Highway 17 is expected in the next few days.
The number of Pioneer firefighting resources is decreasing as a result of successful containment strategies and favorable weather. More equipment and personnel demobilizations are planned as fire managers tailor the number of resources to the jobs that remain to be done. The Garden Valley Incident Command Post (ICP) will be closed on Saturday, and an ICP closer to the work that needs to be conducted will be established in Lowman. Great Basin Incident Management Team 5 will replace Team 2 with a shadowing day tomorrow, then will assume command of the fire on Saturday.
With the reduced risk of wildfires due to cooler temperatures and precipitation in the area, state and federal wildfire officials will lift Stage 1 Fire Restrictions within the West Central Idaho Mountains effective Thursday, September 15, at 11:59 p.m. Detailed information is available at http://www/blm/gpv/id/st/en/prog/fire/restrictions.html and .
For more information about remaining forest closures please visit the Boise National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices .
Have you ever been interested about what takes place at a fire camp? The Incident Command Team will host an open house in Garden Valley at the Incident Command Post on Severance Road today, September 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All members of the public are welcome to attend and tour the fire camp.
The daily outlook for air quality is available at idsmoke.blogspot.com
Current evacuation orders are as follows:
• All properties throughout Lowman will remain at Level 1 evacuations.
• The summer homes in Long Creek remain at Level 2 evacuations.
TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS: http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_6_6910.html
FIRE RELATED QUESTIONS: Email email@example.com
HUNTING INFORMATION: https://idfg.idaho.gov/blog/2016/08/get-current-fire-information-here
FIRE RESTRICTIONS: idahofireinfo.com
Pioneer Fire Information Map September 15
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Salmon – Challis National Forest
Date of Origin Tuesday July 26th, 2016
Location [FC Wilderness] on the ridge between Roaring and Goat Creeks above the confluence of the Middle Fork Salmon and Salmon Rivers.
Total Personnel 1
Size 5,731 Acres
Roaring Fire, is a lightning caused fire that started on Tuesday, July 26 and is currently estimated at 5,731 acres. The Roaring Fire is burning in a remote part of the Frank Church-River of No Return wilderness on the ridge between Roaring and Goat Creeks above the confluence of the Middle Fork Salmon and Salmon Rivers. This fire is adjacent to the 2014 Goat Fire and is being managed to allow fire to play, as nearly as possible, its natural role in wilderness. This fire may contribute to smoke in both the Main and Middle Fork of the Salmon Rivers depending on wind and weather conditions. At this time, this fire is not impacting river use or camps.
There is an Emergency Trail Closure for the Roaring Fire: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/4976/32829/
Personnel at Long Tom Lookout is monitoring the fire daily.
No current update.
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Caribou – Targhee National Forest
Date of Origin Saturday August 13th, 2016
Location 11 miles northeast of Tetonia, Idaho.
Total Personnel 7
Size 606 Acres
Carrot Fire Closure Rescinded September 15, 2016
IDAHO FALLS, ID: On Thursday, September 15 the Fire Closure Order associated with the Carrot Fire was rescinded. “While not likely, the fire would need at least a week or so of dry conditions, due to the current snow and weather before we’d need to consider closing the area again,” stated Jay Pence, District Ranger, Teton Basin Ranger District. “We believe that to be responsive to the public’s needs, we need to rescind the order.”
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Yellowstone National and Grand Teton National Park Fires
Tatanka Complex Update – September 15
Today’s Key Points
· Clouds and rain continue to limit fire behavior. However, firefighters saw plenty of smoke in the Slough Creek area of the Buffalo Fire yesterday, as jackpots of logs remaining from 1988 fires continue to smolder.
· On the Maple Fire, with warmer weather and lower humidity starting today, firefighters anticipate increased fire activity within the perimeter of the fire. Expect to see intermittent smoke in the coming days as the fire continues to creep through dense duff and logs.
· Fire activity was minimal yesterday on the Fawn, Central, and Jasper fires, with the Fawn Fire receiving a trace amount of rainfall.
· For information on today’s air quality, visit http://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/
· All entrances to Yellowstone National Park are open.
· Park visitor centers, concession-operated services, and businesses in surrounding communities are open.
· The road into Slough Creek is open for the first half mile only (to the gravel pit) for fishing access.
· Mount Holmes, Grizzly Lake, Winter Creek, and Trilobite Lake trails are outside the closure area for the Maple Fire. However, these trailheads remain closed due to road constructions. Contact the Backcountry Office at 307-344-2160 for information on accessing these trails.
· The Barn’s Hole Road and all park pullouts along the Madison River/West Entrance Road are open.
· Slough Creek Campground and trails are closed due to the Buffalo Fire.
· The Mary Mountain Trail is closed due to the Central Fire.
· Visit the links below for the full list and maps of current backcountry campsite, trail, and road closures.
Fire Danger remains HIGH. Campfires are only allowed in provided rock or metal fire rings, grills, barbecues, or grates in the 11 developed campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. Visit the links below for additional details.
Maple Fire: 45,377 acres (no increase since yesterday)
Start Date: August 8, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: approximately 1.25 mi NE of West Yellowstone (Intersection of US HWY 20 & 287), 1.5 mi from Madison Junction
Fire crews are completing the rehabilitation of control lines and are removing flagging, supplies and equipment from the burn area. Firefighters continue to patrol and monitor all areas of the fire.
Buffalo Fire: 12,693 acres (an increase of 498 acres since yesterday due to improved mapping)
Start Date: August 13, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: approximately 3 mi NE of Tower Junction
Firefighters continue to monitor the Slough Creek area. The east side of the Buffalo Fire can sometimes be seen on the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout – Northeast Webcam at https://go.nps.gov/YellowstoneWebcams.
Fawn Fire: 2,706 acres (an increase of 4 acres since yesterday due to improved mapping)
Start Date: August 4, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: approximately 8.5 mi W of Mammoth Hot Springs, 16 mi NE of West Yellowstone, 10 miles SW of Gardiner
The Fawn Fire remains unstaffed and will continue to be monitored. Preparations for structure protection remain in place.
Central Fire: 1,442 acres (an increase of 1 acre since yesterday due to improved mapping)
Start Date: August 26, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: a remote area, approximately 7 mi W of Lake developed area and 2 mi S of Hayden Valley
The Central Fire remains unstaffed and will continue to be monitored. The Central Fire can sometimes be seen on the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout – South Webcam at https://go.nps.gov/YellowstoneWebcams.
Jasper Fire: 0.1 acres (no increase since yesterday)
Start Date: September 4, 2016 Cause: Lightning Location: 5.8 miles E of Tower Junction near Specimen Ridge.
The Jasper Fire is unstaffed and will continue to be monitored.
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Grand Teton National Park
Date of Origin Monday July 25th, 2016
Location 19 miles NW of Moran, WY
Total Personnel 140
Size 20,801 Acres
Berry Fire Update 9/15/16
Current Situation: Fire activity on the Berry Fire remained quiet Wednesday with cooler temperatures, overcast skies, and moderate precipitation throughout the day. Crews continue to work securing the Flagg Ranch area and improving safety along the Grassy Lake Road. Fire crews continue to scout the fire perimeter and construct handline as needed. Resources are being released based on current and predicted fire behavior.
Closure Update: Fire Managers reopened Hwy 89/191/287 between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday. Area and trail closures will remain in effect within the Grand Teton Park, Yellowstone Park, and Bridger-Teton National Forest. Grassy Lake Road and Flagg Ranch in Grand Teton Park are still closed.