Unless significant activity occurs
Boise National Forest
Updates will be posted and/or mailed each Wednesday for the next few weeks
Fire Information (Main): 720.237.4966
Boise National Forest: 208.373.4100
Date started: August 3, 2012
Number of Personnel: 106
Location: Featherville, Idaho
Crews: Type 2: 2
Size: 146,832 acres
Percent Contained: 75%
Estimated Containment: 10/01/12
Helicopters: Type 2: 1, Type 3: 1
Injuries to Date: 14
Structures Lost: 4
Outbuildings Lost: 9
Cost to Date: $40,954,289
Fire activity has greatly slowed and the fire has largely held in place for several days. Travelers or residents may see smoke which will likely be from interior burning of fuels that do not pose a threat to containment lines.
Public help is being requested for compliance with the recently changed and reduced closure area. A number of violations are being observed. Continued non-compliance may lead to a closure of the roads recently opened.
The revised closure order allows for only through traffic on certain roads. Any other activities of any kind are prohibited within the closure area. These activities include, but are not limited to, gathering of firewood, hiking, scouting, hunting and fishing.
The threat to public safety increases when people exit their vehicles and go into the fire perimeter. The public is asked to limit traffic on designated open roads to that which is absolutely necessary.
Violations of the closure order are punishable by fines of up to $5,000 for an individual and $10,000 for an organization and/or imprisonment for up to six months. The closure order is posted at posted at http://inciweb.org/incident/closures/3088/ and at www.fs.usda.gov/boise.
Further information is available by contacting the Mountain Home Ranger District at 208-587-7961 or the Idaho City Ranger District at 392-6681.
Ground and air resources are monitoring the remaining uncontained areas of the fire perimeter. The vast majority of these areas are located adjacent to previous fire areas or natural rock barriers. Previously burned areas and rock barriers can act as a fire break, making the further spread of the fire into or past these areas less likely. It is anticipated these remaining uncontained areas will continue to burn until significant precipitation is received. Helicopters will be utilized to cool hot spots when needed. Smoke may be visible in areas of the fire as interior pockets of fuel continue to burn. The Idaho City landing strip is NOT open.