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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 8:00 AM
· This will be the last update unless significant activity occurs. For information please call 208-842-2245
BackgroundThe Baldy and Wash fires were caused by lightning strikes on August 10th and 13th. The Crown, Lone Park, Little Green, and Noble fires were caused by lightning strikes on August 17. The Baldy, Crown, Lone Park, Little Green, and Noble fires are in the Red River Ranger District, and the Wash fire is in the Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forest. All of these fires are being reported under the Selway Complex. With dry conditions, gusty winds, steep terrain, and a shortage of firefighting resources due to multiple fire starts, the fires quickly grew. Fires are expected to be active until a significant, season-ending weather event occurs, which may not occur until mid/late October.Yesterday's Events·Wash Fire: The Wash Fire will no longer be reported on this update. For information please call the Moose Creek Ranger District at 208-926-4258.
Baldy Fire: Crews continued to mitigate hot areas close to containment lines. Falling teams worked to secure the 466 road to Pilot Knob Lookout. Started road rehab on fire impacted roads.Noble Fire: Mop up and cold trailing continued around the Mallard Creek and Cook Ranches. Firefighters continued construction of direct handline along the west flank, extending the lines both to the north and south using hose lays to hold and mop up. Road clearing continued preparing the 100-foot fuel break on the 9550 road.
Planned EventsBaldy fire: Have machinery along with crews continue rehab on fire impacted roads including the1834 and the 440 road. Noble fire: Monitor all active fire on the south side of the Magruder Corridor for possible impacts to the road with a focus on the Mountain Meadows area, the area south of Poet Creek, and near Green Mountain Lookout. Continue mop up around the Mallard Creek and Cook Ranches. Continue clearing a 100-foot wide fuel break on the 9553 Road. Remove hose lays in areas that are secure. Use equipment to skid logs from fuel breaks near Dixie SummitRestrictions and ClosuresAn area closure for lands north and south of the Selway corridor has been lifted, and replaced with more site-specific road and trail closures. This allows access to multiple game units including 16, 16A and 17. For more information please call 208-926-4258. Fire restrictions remain lifted for all lands managed by the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests. Recreationists are able to build warming fires outside of designated recreation areas. All backcountry airstrips are open.Although the Magruder Corridor Road is open for use without a pilot car, it remains an area of concern. Fire activity could cause a road closure for public safety. This road could also be closed intermittently due to work crews removing debris from the roadside or performing fire suppression activities.
EvacuationsThe Evacuation Alert remains lifted for all fire areas except Mallard Creek and Cook Ranches, which are currently Level 2. (A Level 2 Evacuation means be ready. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready at a moment’s notice.)Fire WeatherValley fog early in the morning, otherwise mostly cloudy. Winds light from the south in the morning increasing to 5-10 mph from the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain showers in the afternoon, but the best chance for a wetting rain looks to be Wednesday night into Thursday. Temperature should moderate to normal or even above normal for the end of the week into the upcoming weekend.