Ibex Fire Emergency Trail and Road Closure
Order Number: 04-13-17-591 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE SALMON-CHALLIS NATIONAL FOREST MIDDLE FORK RANGER DISTRICT Ibex Fire Emergency Trail and Road Closure ... more
Fire size is approximately 5,700 acres with no significant growth due to current weather. The fire is burning in McKee, Rush, Cottonwood, and Ibex Creeks. The fire is most active in Cottonwood Canyon and Rush Creek.
An Emergency Trail and Road Closure is in place, which is necessary to provide protection to forest visitors from the current fire safety hazards associated with the Ibex Fire. Closure information and a map is on InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5426/37446/.
Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at VERY HIGH Fire Danger. STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS http://bit.ly/2hROZ6d are in effect for the Salmon-Challis National Forest outside of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Copy of Order http://bit.ly/2uvKunL
The public can monitor a smoke sensors in Idaho at http://idsmoke.blogspot.com/.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 24th, 2017 approx. 03:45 PM|
|Location||Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness - 21 NM west of Challis, ID|
|Incident Commander||Dan Bartel|
|Incident Description||Moderate Fire Behavior With Isolated Torching, Creeping And Backing.|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (subalpine fir, lodgepole pine) litter and understory
Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, creeping and backing.
The fire will be staffed with resources to implement point protection. Continue to improve contingency lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Fire will continue to move to the East and South. Smoke will continue to impact the community of Challis, ID. Trail and road closures in effect.
The Forest plans to actively monitor and allow fire to play its natural role within the wilderness while directing the fire away from identified values.
Dry and warm conditions will continue across the central mountains through Saturday. Winds at ridgetop level are expected to increase during the day today, and gusts could approach 20 mph particularly across zone 476. Locally breezy conditions may be expected again Friday and Saturday along with increasing Haines Index. Humidities at lower elevations will be around 15 percent through the period, but the combination of low humidities and gusty winds is not expected
to reach critical thresholds. Look for moisture to return to the region by early next week for another round of afternoon