IBEX FIRE TRAIL CLOSURES RESCINDED
The lightning caused Ibex Fire is located in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District and outside of wilderness on the Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District.... more
Public safety continues to be a priority for the Ibex Fire. Please be advised that some areas may contain hazards such as: ash and needles on the trail that can make the trail slippery, burned out stump holes that make the ground week and unstable, unstable dead trees, loose rocks and logs that have the potential to roll, and flash flooding and mud flows, especially in areas without vegetation. Take proper safety precautions such as: checking the weather forecast, let someone know where you are, and locate your camp away from burned trees. Conditions in a burned forest change constantly. Be alert at all times.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 24th, 2017 approx. 03:45 PM|
|Location||10 nautical miles west of Challis, Idaho|
|Incident Commander||SZ Duty Officer|
|Incident Description||The Fire Is Being Allowed To Play, As Nearly As Possible, Its Natural Ecological Role In The Environment While Providing For Firefighter And Public Safety.|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 PM|
Timber (subalpine fir, lodgepole pine), litter, and understory
Fire activity is minimal.
Monitor and rehabilitate contingency lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal. Continue rehab of contingency lines.
The Forest plans to actively monitor and allow fire to play its natural role while directing the fire away from identified values.
A dry westerly flow pattern across the area today. This will be interrupted Tuesday night and early Wednesday by a disturbance crossing northern Idaho and a slight chance of showers north of about Shoup.