Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St.
McCall, ID 83638
This will be the last report for this wildfire unless fire activity increases. The Missouri Fire has not been active for a extended amount of time. The portion that is within the Frank Church River of No Return wilderness is being managed under a strategy of wildfire for resource benefit. The portion outside of the wilderness area is being monitored.
As of August 8th, the Krassel airstrip remained closed for a few more days.
The Warren-Profile Gap Road between Yellow Pine and Edwardsburg/Big Creek is open to the public, but motorists are advised to watch for fire related traffic. Valley County lifted the Level 1 -Ready Evacuation Order for the Edwardsburg/Big Creek area. The area closure that was implemented by the Forest has been lifted.
This lightning-caused fire started on the Missouri Ridge on July 15. Firefighting resources quickly responded with ground crews and fire aviation equipment.
Information on the Pueblo Fire: This fire has been contained as of August 3rd at 6:15p.m. Full demobilization of resources has taken place. This fire was not within the wilderness and did not have an InciWeb page. The Pueblo Fire is located just outside the wilderness approximately 6 miles north of Big Creek/Edwardsburg near Pueblo Summit and east of the Mosquito Ridge. The Temporary Flight Restriction over the fire area has been lifted, but a NOTAM has been issued to notify pilots that firefighting aviation assets are working in the area. Big Creek airstrip is open, but caution is advised. A suppression (contain and confine) strategy was used on the Pueblo Fire with objectives of protecting the values of risk in the area.
General: Current north to northwest winds are being experienced across the Forest - the result is that fire spread will be in a southeasterly direction. Smoke is abundant across the Forest and mainly coming from wildfires burning throughout the Pacific Northwest and in Canada. Visit these sites for more information on smoke: http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/ and https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/fires/main/index.html
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|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday July 15th, 2017 approx. 10:30 AM|
|Incident Commander||Eddie Taylor|
|Incident Description||Lightning/natural Ignition|
|Coordinates||44.998 latitude, -115.401 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||50%|
|Projected Incident Activity|
low spread potential to the north and northeast
This will be the last report for this wildfire unless fire activity increases.