BOISE, Idaho, September 2, 2016 - The Pioneer Fire is at 179,977 acres and 52% contained. 1,065 personnel are assigned to the fire. Resources assigned include 19 crews, 9 helicopters, 42 engines, 3 dozers, 22 water tenders and 3 masticators.
The Idaho City phone line is no longer valid- please contact the Garden Valley Area Fire Information: 844-633-3090.
The fire continues to burn northeast in the Deadwood River and Bear Valley drainages. Firefighters are looking for opportunities to slow the progression of the fire and utilize previous fire scars to the northeast. On the southern portion of the fire near Crooked River, firefighters are conducting mop-up and suppression repair. Crews are working along the 555, 582, and 563 roads, assessing hazard trees and performing suppression repairs, and protecting Bureau of Reclamation structures near the Deadwood Reservoir.
Today, cooler temperatures are expected over the fire and will continue through the weekend. The chance of wetting precipitation is predicted to increase overnight into Sunday.
Closure orders have been expanded for multiple roads and trails on the Boise National Forest to maximize public and firefighter safety. As the holiday weekend approaches, fire officials advise that the public NOT camp in any areas north of Forest Service (FS) Road 579 between FS Road 555 junction and Elk Creek Guard Station. Please check the Pioneer Fire Area Closure and updates at fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices
Smoke from the fire continues to impact the communities of Garden Valley, Lowman, Stanley and the surrounding areas. Air quality is being monitored, and the daily outlook for the region is published online at: idsmoke.blogspot.com
All evacuation levels remain in place. A Level 2 evacuation designation is in effect for the summer homes located in the Clear Creek area. A Level 1 designation remains in effect for all of the properties in Pioneerville, the Lowman area and for homes in the South Fork Road area, east of Grimes Creek and along the South Fork Payette River.
This fire is no longer staffed because the Pioneer Fire has reached the perimeter of this fire and have been reassigned. The most recent information is that the Rough Fire was at 4,131 acres and 40% contained.
HUNT INFORMATION - idfg.idaho.gov/blog/2016/08/get-current-fire-information-here