Forest trails closed Sunday due to Papoose Fire west of Salmon

July 21, 2013 

The lightning-caused Papoose Fire, which began July 8, had burned more than 6,000 acres by Sunday. The fire is burning in timber above the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

Forest officials put out a release Sunday afternoon, alerting the public to the closure of four trails in the area due to the fire. Here is the list of closures, and more may be necessary.

• South Fork Waterfall Trail (Forest Trail #6019), beginning at the junction with Waterfall Trail (Forest Trail #6045) to its end.

• Waterfall Trail (Forest Trail #6045), beginning at the junction with Middle Fork River Trail (Forest Trail #6044) to the confluence of the trail and the outlet of Terrace Lakes (where trail crosses headwaters of Waterfall Creek.)

• Stoddard Lake Trail (Forest Trail #6140) beginning at Stoddard Creek Point at the junction with Stoddard Trail (Forest Trail #6169) to its junction with Forest Trail #6168

• Stoddard Trail (Forest Trail #6169) beginning at the confluence of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and the Salmon River, to its end at the junction with Forest Trail #6168.

• Payette National Forest officials have closed part of the Big Creek Trail (Forest Trail #196) at the confluence of Big Creek and Middle Fork of the Salmon River, to its junction with Goat Creek Trail (Forest Trail #053).

• Payette National Forest officials have closed Goat Creek Trail (Forest Trail #053).

For closure maps, fire updates, and photos, please visit National Interagency Fire Center's Inciweb.

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