The area closure around the Salt Fire has been lifted.
Lightning started the Salt Fire on Thursday, August 25, 2011. The fire is 16 miles southwest of Salmon, Idaho, burning in a rugged area of the Salmon-Challis National Forest with large areas of beetle-killed trees. Firefighters are using a variety of strategies to manage the fire, including direct attack, indirect attack and point protection. A mix of these strategies will be used to protect values in the fire's path in a combination that provides the highest probability of success while minimizing responder exposure to risk. The goal of the incident management team is to manage the Salt Fire in such a way that there are no serious injuries or fatalities, no critical values have been adversely impacted and the public is supportive of fire management operations.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 25th, 2011 approx. 08:30 AM|
|Location||16 miles SW of Salmon, Idaho|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||5%|
Timber -- beetle-kill lodgepole and fir
The area closure has been lifted.