Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are no longer in effect on the Payette National Forest. Rain showers, cooler weather and lower fire dangers have prompted state and federal wildfire officials to lift the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions within the West Central Idaho Mountains.
The Rapid Fire, currently estimated at 9,838 and 50 percent containment, is burning south of Nick Peak and east of the Rapid Creek drainage, approximately 12 miles southeast of McCall. The fire showed growth on the northeast side of the fire yesterday due to dry and warm conditions. This area of the fire is currently being monitored and supported by aerial resources because of steep inaccessible terrain. Weather is going to continue to be warm and dry through the next few days and smoke will likely be visible from the surrounding areas. Progress was made yesterday as firefighters continued to mop-up hotspots on the southeast side of the fire to Cougar Saddle. The Rapid Fire is currently being managed by Stephens’ Nevada Type 3 Team. An area closure is in effect for the Rapid Fire (see Facebook or Inciweb for map and Closure Order). Additional information is available at (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4522/)
The Campbell’s Fire is currently estimated at 7,821 acres. It is burning in Trout Creek, Moore Creek, Ruff Creek, and Fall Creek in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The Dillinger Fire is currently estimated at 6,948 acres. It is located 3 miles east of Dillinger Meadows in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The fire includes the area around Bruin Mountain and Rocky Point and is burning in these drainages: Magpie, Dillinger, Bruin, Hot Springs. This fire has been burning in the Flossie Complex firescar from 2000. Both fires have shown little growth in the last week. An area closure is in effect for the Campbell’s and Dillinger Fires (see Facebook or inciweb for map and Closure Order). Additional information is available at (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4521/)
Tepee Springs Fire information is available at (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4506/)
Status update by fire is provided below for each district. Fires that are declared out from previous updates are no longer listed.
Weiser Ranger District: None
Council Ranger District: None
New Meadows Ranger District:
- Tepee Springs: (est. 95,300 ac) Along the Salmon River corridor, the fire is three miles east of Riggins. On the eastern flank along the river, the fire is 3.5 miles east of French Creek and approaching Carey Creek. The head of the fire is well established in Allison Creek and has reached Little Slate Creek- 4 miles west of Florence. The head of the fire on the western flank is one mile east of Chair Mountain Lookout. Forest area closures are in effect. BLM has rescinded the closure of the lower Salmon River but the Salmon River Road remains closed due to continued firefighting activity and associated dangers due to falling and burning debris. This fire is being managed by a Regional Incident Management Team (Great Basin Team 4).
- Rapid: (9,838 ac) Located south of Nick Peak and east of the Rapid Creek drainage, approximately 12 miles southeast of McCall. Forest area closure in effect. This fire is being managed by Stephens Nevada Type 3 Team.
- Porphyry: (.10 ac) Located west of Porphyry Creek in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Minimal activity. Fire is being monitored.
- Campbells Fire: (7,821 ac) Burning in Trout Creek, Moore Creek, Ruff Creek, and Fall Creek in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness near Campbell’s Ferry on the Salmon River. Forest area closure is in effect.
- Dillinger: (6,948 ac) Located 3 miles east of Dillinger Meadows in the Frank Church of No Return Wilderness. Forest area closure is in effect.