BOISE, Idaho –Light wind throughout the day allowed firefighters to make more progress on both the Cougar and West Scriver fires.
The Cougar Fire did see a little more active fire behavior along the north end during the early evening hours and there are spot fires now within ¼ mile of the Warm Lake Highway. The Warm Lake Highway remains open at this time. The area closure to the west of Warm Lake remains in effect and the Valley County Sheriff reminds folks that the Warm Lake highway (Highway 22) could be closed at any time due to increased fire activity. The fire which was listed as 590 acres in size as of this morning grew a little but a more accurate acreage will not be available until an infra-red flight is conducted tonight.
Good progress was made again today on the West Scriver Fire with 40 percent called contained as of this morning. That percentage should go up tomorrow as addition line was constructed along the west and south sides of the fire. The fire is still approximately 600 acres. The main road for fire resources into and out of the fire is along the Packer John Road #689. For fire fighter and public safety, we are asking the public to stay off of that road. This is a steep and narrow road and we are asking for the public’s help to keep this road clear of non-essential traffic.
The size of the Wolf Fire which located 8 miles east of Jackson Peak was recalculated using GPS technology and is now listed at 25 acres with minimal activity.
There is a cold front predicted to arrive in southern Idaho tomorrow afternoon which will likely include increased winds across the region.