August 27, 2015
Contact Fire Information: 1-877-683-5560 Hours: 8a.m. - 8 p.m.
Date of Detection: August 12, 2015
Current Size: 25,869 Acres
Location: Located in the area of Tepee Springs and Hazard Creek , 20 miles south of Riggins on the east side of Highway 95, 22 miles North west of McCall and north of Goose Lake.
Resources on Fire: Great Basin Incident Management Team 7; Incident Commander Tony DeMasters is managing the Fire for the Payette National Forest
TYPE 1 HELICOPTERS (HEAVY) 2
TYPE 2 HELICOPTERS (MED.) 1
TYPE 3 HELICOPTERS (LIGHT) 3
Remarks: Evacuations are now in effect from Lake Creek Point North to the Salmon River, east to French Creek Road, also, East side of Hwy 95 from North of Smokey Boulder Road to South of Hazard Creek Road. There is an evacuation shelter at the Riggins Community Center. People needing shelter should contact the Red Cross at 800-853-2570, option 1.
There is a Notification in place, which means that residents should prepare their belongings in case of an evacuation. It includes Elk Creek Subdivision North, east and west of highway 95 to North of Riggins to the Time Zone Bridge, West side of Hwy 95 North of Smokey Boulder Road to Elk Lake Road East side of Hwy 95 South of Smokey Boulder Road to Circle C Road East Side of Hwy 95 from Hazard Creek Road to Elk Lake Road. Repeat this is a Notification not an Evacuation. Residents will be notified by the Sheriff if an evacuation is ordered.
Closures:The Payette National Forest in the vicinity of Tepee Springs Fire is closed to public use. Hazard Campground is closed, Grouse Campground is closed, and Last Chance Campground is closed. No public access is allowed past the junction of Brundage Reservoir and Goose Lake Road (Forest Road 257). Additionally all FS land west of Brundage Road to the Forest boundary in the Meadows Valley are closed. Last Chance Campground is included in this closure. All BLM managed lands east of Hwy 95 between Riggins Idaho and the Smokey Boulder Road North of New Meadows and BLM managed land South of the Salmon River Road (NF-1614) east of Riggins Idaho to the Payette National Forest Boundary.
You can find additional information regarding the Tepee Fire at www.inciweb.nwcg.gov or visit us on our Team Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Basin-IMT-7/222155447934166 or the Payette National Forest Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/pages/US-Forest-Service-Payette-National-Forest/667908866639038 . There are other large fires burning in our vicinity that are producing smoke affecting the central Idaho Mountains. To find out about other fires not listed here go to http://idahofireinfo.blogspot.com or http://inciweb.nwcg.gov The Fire Information Hotline 208-634-0820 is updated with new information as it becomes available.