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Johnson Bar Fire


O'Hara Campground and Forest Roads 223 & 443 Closure Lifted
NEZ PERCE-CLEARWATER NATIONAL FORESTSMoose Creek Ranger DistrictGrangeville, IdahoORDER NO. 14-D6-NP-13TERMINATION OF FOREST ORDER By virtue of the authority vested in me under the regulations of the. more


Approximate Location

46.087 latitude, -115.561 longitude

Incident Overview

Grangeville Idaho August 25, 2014

This is the last update from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests for the Johnson Bar Fire unless significant activity occurs.

Johnson Bar Fire – Moose Creek Ranger Station

Approximate Size: 8,498 acres based on latest infrared data Containment: 45% Total personnel: 90

O’Hara Campground is open and Johnson Bar Campgrounds remain closed. Selway River Road is open. Campgrounds upriver from O’Hara Campground are open to the public. Forest Roads in the fire area under closure orders will remain closed until further notice.

Fire Update:

The Type 3 organization assumed command of the Johnson Bar fire on 8/25, fire camp has been moved to the Johnson Bar Campground. Personnel are focused on monitoring, mop-up, and rehabilitation.

Current Closures:

· Johnson Bar campgrounds are closed.

· Road 470 (Swiftwater Road) is closed from Selway River Road to Road 286, except to local residents who access their residence via this road.

· Road 651 (O’Hara Road) is closed from O’Hara Bridge to Road 1129. Road 1129 is closed from Road 286 to Road 651.

· The Selway River is closed from O’Hara Bridge downriver to the confluence with the Middle Fork Clearwater River.

Special Concerns: Traffic along Selway River Road, which will get heavy as Labor Day weekend approaches. 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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
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 Young

Current Situation

Total Personnel110
Size9,638 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained55%
Significant Events

Unit Information

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

Incident Contacts

Rachel Young
Phone: 208-983-4025

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