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Johnson Bar Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 10/7/2014

Approximate Location

46.087 latitude, -115.561 longitude

Incident Overview

Grangeville Idaho

The Type 4 organization assumed command of the Johnson Bar fire on 9/30, fire camp is at the Johnson Bar Campground.

The public should be advised of the potential for falling snags along roads and river corridors (Selway & Clearwater) that have been affected by the fire. The Selway River Road (Road #223) is OPEN. Johnson Bar Campground is partially open. All campgrounds upriver from O’Hara Campground are OPEN to the public.

Current Closures:

    O’Hara Campground is closed for the season.O’Hara Road #651 is closed from the O’Hara Bridge to Road #1129. Road #1129 is closed from Road #286 to Road #651.

Current status of past closures

· Roads #1119, #1119A, #9723, #9723B, #9701 and Trails #706, #712 and #716 are now open as of October 6th 2014.

    Road 653 is open from the junction of the 286 and the 653 west to the junction of the 653 and the 470.Swiftwater Road #470 is now open from the Swiftwater Bridge to Road #286.Johnson Bar Campground is partially open.

Current closure orders can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/nezperceclearwater/alerts-notices

Special Concerns: Traffic along Selway River Road may encounter hazard trees and snags in the fire area both along roadways and the Selway River banks.

More Information: Information about Johnson Bar or other fire related questions on the forests can be answered by calling (208) 983-4025 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m M-F

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday August 03rd, 2014 approx. 07:45 AM
Location10 miles southeast of Syringa, ID Across the Selway River from Johnson Bar campground near Fenn Ranger Station.
Incident CommanderChris Boldman

Current Situation

Total Personnel149
Size13,261 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained65%
Significant Events

Unit Information

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Nez Perce National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
104 Airport Road
Grangeville, Idaho, ID 83530

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