On the Pony Complex, all areas and roads affected by the fire will reopen, including all Elmore County roads.
On the Elk Complex, the remaining area closed includes all public land as generally described below:
- From the William Pogue Trail/Middle Fork Boise River road junction following the trail to East Fork Roaring River Trail, to Forest Road 129, then south to Forest Road 172 junction, then east to Pine/Featherville Road, then south to Forest Road 128 (West Side Drive), then south and west following the Boise National Forest boundary to its junction with the south shore of Arrowrock Reservoir and then east to the Middle Fork Boise River Road junction with the William Pogue Trail.
- The Danskin Mountain OHV Area will be closed due to significant soil damage and many trails that have been affected by the fire until at least an assessment and potential rehabilitation is completed
All private land is open and not effected by the revised closure.
Popular roads open include the Middle Fork Boise River Road (Forest Road 268) to the point where the Little Queens Fire Closure begins. In addition the North Fork Boise River Road (Forest Road 327), South Fork Boise River Road (Forest Road 120 and 121), Blacks Creek Road (Forest Road 189), and Pine Featherville Road (Highway 61).
Elmore County Sheriff has directed that residents only will be allowed into Fall Creek from the junction of Forest Roads 113/123. The same will apply for the Lester Creek road at the junction of Forest Roads 113/128.
“We are pleased that both county and forest roads can be reopened so quickly following this intense fire event,” said Cecilia Seesholtz, Boise National Forest Supervisor. “The excellent work of firefighters, Elmore County, BLM, and many partners contained the fires quickly and reduced fire danger to the public.”
The public is reminded to use caution when traveling in the burned areas. Unstable soils may result in flash floods, rolling debris, and falling trees or rocks onto the roadways and along trails.
For details, please contact the Mountain Home Ranger District at (208) 587-7961 or the Idaho City Ranger District at (208) 392-6681.
Maps of the modified restricted locations are available at this web site: www.inciweb.org and posted under the Elk Complex.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions remain and campfires outside of developed campgrounds or picnic sites are not allowed.