Jason Greenlee is the Incident Commander, “We will manage the Little Queens Fire as a long term fire. We will monitor the fire to ensure that it does not burn into Atlanta, Idaho and plan and prepare to defend the community if the fire changes direction and moves to the south”. This strategy is being used due to the shortage of resources to fight the fire due to other fires in the area.
A Closure Order for the area will be put in place by the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and can be found on the Sawtooth National Forest Website at http://fs.fed.us/Sawtooth .
The Legitt Fire and the Black Warrior Fire both located in the Sawtooth Wilderness are 100 percent contained. Smoke may rise out of these fires but there is no danger of fire escaping the control lines.
We will continue to provide updates on the Little Queens Fire as needed.
CONTACT: JULIE THOMAS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS
DATE: August 17, 2013