Last updated at 10:05 a.m. July 22, 2013
Pine Creek Fire
Size: 2,797 acres
Location: About 19 miles northeast of Boise
Percent contained: 90 as of monday night
Assigned personnel: 242
Details: Crews will spend Tuesday mopping up hot spots and continuing rehabilitation work to the area, including installing water bars on steep slopes, re-establishing road and trail conditions to pre-fire status and protecting water quality for municipal watersheds, according to a news release. Crews also will begin breaking down and hauling away fire equipment and supplies. Some firefighters already have been reassigned to other fires.
Some burning may continue on the interior of the fire boundaries, smoke will still be visible and the area east of Grimes Creek Road remains closed. Grimes Creek Road is open, though motorists should expect fire equipment and fire personnel throughout the area.
Size: 3,704 acres
Location: About 15 miles north of Lowman
Percent contained: 10
Assigned personnel: Approximately 318
Details: This lightning caused fire near Lowman grew on Monday, by about 700 acres. It is now burning 3,700 acres, and is 10 percent contained . Closures in the area remain in effect. Containment lines are holding the fire, said officials. Theyre anticipating more containment Tuesday. More crew members are expected to arrive.
Crews built more secure containment line along the western flank and construction on additional containment line began along the southern edge. An additional crew joined the line on Monday.
The Incident Management Teams base camp is set up at Warm Springs Airstrip which is closed to general aviation traffic except for emergencies. There is also a temporary flight restriction over the fire area.
Size: 6,504 acres
Location: 40 miles west of Salmon
Percent contained: n/a
Assigned personnel: 40
Details: The Papoose Fire was active Sunday, mainly on the fires southern end in Wall Creek. Grass, brush and small stands of timber are burning in rugged, inaccessible terrain above the Middle Fork Salmon River. Four trail closures are in effect on the Salmon-Challis National Forest North Fork Ranger District in the Papoose Fire area.
Firefighters are patrolling the Middle Fork Salmon River corridor by boat to assess campsites between Big Creek and Goat Creek, removing ground fuels as needed. Boaters are checking in at the Flying B Ranch to coordinate with forest personnel to receive camp and fire information. Boaters are asked to be flexible regarding space-sharing and possible campsite reassignments. >here.
Size: 650 acres
Location: 10 miles west of Challis
Cause: Under investigation
Percent contained: 2
Assigned personnel: 111
Details: The fire was discovered Saturday and forced the evacuation of the Mosquito Flat Campground and surrounding areas later that afternoon. A Type 2 management team took over command Monday morning. Suppression efforts are high because of the fires significant growth potential and the ruggedness of the terrain. The fire is burning in lodgepole pine and Douglas fir forests.
Smoke from the fire, in addition with Boise area fires, is affecting the town of Challis.
Size: 370 acres
Location: Boise County, just north of Pilot Peak
Percent contained: 93
Assigned personnel: 246
Details: The fire is burning about 14 miles northeast of Idaho City. The middle of the fire to its southern flank is mostly burned through, according to the latest news release, but the fires northern edge is still actively burning. The fire is being fueled by subalpine fir and lodgepole pine. No structures are threatened. The Summit Fires growth potential has been downgraded to medium.