BOISE, Idaho – The fire located 20 miles northeast of Cascade, known as the Cougar Fire, is 100% contained. This will be the final daily fire update unless there are significant changes in fire activity.
Cougar Fire (1,236 acres; 100% contained, 70 personnel) will transition to Incident Commander Rory Anterton’s local Type 4 Incident Management Team at 1400 today. Resources remaining to monitor the fire include 1 engine, 1 crew and the BIA WNA-1 Type 2 Initial Attack crew. Assisted by much cooler temperatures and light precipitation in the area of the fire, efforts today will focus on continued mop up, rehabilitation work, and monitoring the burned areas.
The area closure remains in effect. Be aware of potential hazardous conditions on forest roads. The Warm Lake Highway 22 is open, but the public is asked to drive slowly and use caution as fire vehicles may be using the road. Forest Road 474 (South Fork Salmon River Road) and Forest Road 409 (Clear Creek Road) are open.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in place for the Boise National Forest. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire is prohibited except within an agency designated recreation site and only within an agency provided structure, Further information is available at: Boise National Forest web site, or at http://idahofireinfo.blogspot.com/p/fire-restrictions.html
When making travel plans throughout the West and Pacific Northwest, check for specific information on road conditions and Forest closures available at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov