Tepee Springs Fire A quarter-inch of rain on Thursday helped quell the fire, but it loosened fire-weakened trees and rocks, creating safety concerns for firefighters. An 18-mile stretch of the Salmon River east of Riggins reopened to rafters and the Forest Service resumed raft launches from Corn Creek. The Salmon River Road remains closed due to continued firefighting activity and dangers due to falling and burning debris. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest forest-wide closure was rescinded, although areas around active fires remain closed. 94,655 acres. 50 percent contained.
Rapid Fire Fire growth was checked Thursday by the cool, wet weather. Work to suppress new fire growth will continue around Maloney Lake. 9,617acres. 40 percent contained.
Campbells Fire:Burning in Fall, Trout, Moore and Ruff creeks areas in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Firefighters are providing protection at Campbells Ferry, Chamberlain Guard Station, Lemhi, China and Gaines bars. Structure protection is in place at Chamberlain and Stonebraker Ranch if it is needed. 7,821 acres. No containment.
Elevenmile Fire:The fire received two- to five-inches of wet snow Friday morning, allowing minimal fire behavior. The Custer Motorway remains impassable due to heavy downfall from burnt trees and windfall. Crews are working to clear the roadway, but it will take some time due to the amount of debris and trees that continue to burn. Mill Creek and Mosquito Flat campgrounds are closed. Bayhorse, Trealor Creek and Kinnikinic Creek roads are closed; Sleeping Deer Road is open. Warm Springs, East Mayfield-Yankee, Trapper Creek and Kerr Creek trails are closed. 10,387 acres. 20 percent contained.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Idaho Statesman
Clearwater-Municipal Complex: Weather halted advancement of this five-fire complex. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest forest-wide closure was rescinded, although areas around active fires remain closed. 68,127 acres. 90 percent contained.
Selway Complex: Due to decreased fire behavior, the evacuation order has been downgraded to Level 1 (stay alert) for Elk City, Newsome and along Red River Road from Gold Point to Red River Hot Springs. The Mallard and Cook ranches remain under a Level 3 evacuation, which means leave immediately. The Magruder Corridor Road is currently impassable and will be intermittently closed due to work crews removing debris on the road. Starting Saturday, a pilot car will be available to escort drivers through the work area from Dixie Creek to Poet’s Creek. Expect significant delays. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest forest-wide closure was rescinded, although areas around active fires remain closed. 83,445acres. No containment.
Look up detailed fire maps, closures and fire behavior for fires across the country.inciweb.nwcg.gov
Check for fire- or other weather-related hazards on the road. Similar 511 information is available in other states.511.idaho.gov
•Idaho Fire Info:
Multiagency site for fire-related news and press releases.idahofireinfo.blogspot.com
•Idaho Smoke Information:
Multiagency site focused on air quality and wildfire smoke.idsmoke.blogspot.com
•American Red Cross of Greater Idaho:
Information on emergency shelters and other resources.redcross.org/id/boise
•Idaho Department of Fish and Game:
Look up fire-related hunting closures through an interactive map.fishandgame.idaho.gov
•Idaho Department of Insurance:
Offers a page with advice and contact information for insurance-related questions.doi.idaho.gov
•Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security:
Compiled information on ways you can donate to help wildfire victims.bhs.idaho.gov