“We have been successful with our initial attacking efforts across the Forest by utilizing aerial resources in support of ground based firefighters,” said Dave Vining, Deputy Fire Staff Officer with the Forest. “We are keeping the fires just under an acre in size.”
The Payette Forest Type 3 Team is managing the West Fork Scriver Fire, on the Boise National Forest protected by Southern Idaho Timber Protection Association, 13 miles north of Crouch. The fire is in heavy standing timber and has been actively burning all day. West Scriver Fire is estimated at 40 acres.
Weiser Ranger District:
No new fire starts
Council Ranger District:
No New Starts
New Meadows Ranger District:
No New Starts
McCall Ranger District:
Initial Attack Fires –
1. Sawpit: .10 acre – Out- near Indian Peak Ridge.
2. Warren: .10 acre – Contained; 6 miles SE of Warren Summit, staffed with 6 jumpers
3. Summit: .10 acre – Out- 5 miles SW of Warren Summit.
4. Loon Creek: .10 acre- South Loon Mountain, area of the fire is in scabby ground and has no real potential to spread will not staff at this time.
5. Blue- .10 acre- South of Blue Lake and Pony Meadows, 2 Rappelers on scene
Krassel Ranger District:
3 Wilderness fires-
1. Mosquito: 1 acre – Monitor, Mosquito Springs, in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
2. Porphry: .10 of an acre –Monitor, West of Porphyry Creek in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
3. Dillinger: .20 acre- Monitor, 3 miles east of Dillinger Meadows in the Frank Church of No Return Wilderness.
4. Paradise Creek- .10 area- near Split Creek Point, 2 jumpers on scene
5. Oompaul- 1/2 to ¾ acres- 1.5 miles from Williams Peak Lookout, 100 percent active containment line around it and has received light precipitation. 6 jumpers on scene.
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