Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect on the Payette National Forest. The following acts are prohibited: igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire outside a fire structure that is provided by the Forest Service within a designated area, and smoking outside an enclosed vehicle or building. Fire restrictions and maps are posted to Facebook.
The Rapid Fire is burning south of Nick Peak and east of the Rapid Creek drainage, approximately 12 miles southeast of McCall. The fire is currently estimated at 9,566 acres with 40% containment. Minimal movement of the fire has occurred in the Buckhorn Drainage, with the most active fire behavior being observed in South Fork Buckhorn Creek. Today, crews will continue to mop-up along firelines on the south, southeast side of the fire. Firefighters will continue working their way along the southeast side of the fire, checking retardant and putting in direct and indirect fireline in Kennally Creek. Work will continue around Maloney Lake aided by aerial resources. Additional resources have been ordered. Weather for today is predicted to be cooler than yesterday, with a chance of scattered showers. The Rapid Fire is currently being managed by Stephens Nevada Type 3 Team. An area closure is in effect for the Rapid Fire. Additional information is available at (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4522/)
The Campbells 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 fire now includes Burnt Knob and is showing modest growth in upper Trout Creek and onto Highline Ridge. Firefighters are providing protection for the bridge at Campbell’s Ferry as well as the Jim Moore place, and have installed pumps and hose lay around Lemhi Bar. Assessing and prepping China Bar and Gaines Bar has been completed. Structure protection is in place at Chamberlain and Stonebraker Ranch if it is needed. 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. This fire has been burning in the Flossie Complex scar from 2000. Crews have set up structure protection at Arctic Lodge on the Main Salmon River. The fire is burning to the Salmon River west of Dillinger Creek. Both fires are currently being managed by a Local Type 3 Incident Management Team. A Forest Closure Order has been issued (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/)
Fires within the wilderness are being monitored by lookouts and aircraft.
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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. 93,103 ac) Along the Salmon River corridor, the fire is three miles east of Riggins. On the eastern flank along the river, the fire is one mile east of French 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 Closures are in effect. BLM has rescinded the closure of the lower Salmon River. This fire is being managed by a Regional Incident Management Team (Great Basin Team 2).
McCall Ranger District:
- Rapid: (9,566 ac) Located south of Nick Peak and east of the Rapid Creek drainage, approximately 12 miles southeast of McCall. Forest Closure Order in effect. This fire is being managed by Stephens Nevada Type 3 Team.
- Loon Creek: (1 ac) Located south of Loon Mountain, fire is burning in light fuels with a low potential to spread. Fire is being monitored.
- Porphyry: (.10 ac) Located west of Porphyry Creek in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Minimal Smoke is showing in the top of a snag. Fire is being monitored.
Krassel Ranger District:
- 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 Closure Order in effect. This fire is being managed by a Local Fire Management Team (Cline Type 3 Team).
- Dillinger: (6,948 ac) Located 3 miles east of Dillinger Meadows in the Frank Church of No Return Wilderness. This fire has seen significant growth in the past couple of days. This fire is being managed by the Campbells Fire Local Fire Management Team (Cline Type 3 Team).
- Crescent Fire: (This fire was previously listed as Vines Fire) (10 ac) Located 6 miles east/northeast of Cabin Creek Guard Station in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. No growth in the last week. Fire is being monitored.
- Mosquito: (.25 to 0.50 ac) Located on the east side of Mosquito Ridge in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. No smoke showing at this time, no growth in the last week. Fire is being monitored.
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