Lightning sparks 11 fires in Payette National Forest

July 14, 2014 

Lightning from Sunday night’s thunderstorms sparked 11 fires across the Payette National Forest.

By Monday evening, two fires had been contained, and seven more are expected to reach containment over the next two days.

The two fires of most concern are the Logan Fire and the Rush Fire. Fire managers have placed Type 3 Incident Management Teams on these fires. The Logan Fire is located on the Krassel Ranger District, four miles west of the Big Creek work station. It is 10 acres in size and burning in subalpine fir and mixed conifer.

The Rush Fire is located on Idaho Department of Lands property that is under the Forest Service protection. It is 12 miles west of Council, 50 acres in size and burning in mixed conifer.

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