(This incident will only be updated in the event of significant change in fire behavior or acreage.)
The area closure associated with the Hanover Fire has been rescinded; however, Forest Road 444 (to Square Mountain Lookout) is closed in its entirety.
The Hanover Fire was caused by a lightning strike on August 1, 2017. Located south of Grangeville and northeast of Riggins, the fire is currently burning in the Gospel Hump Wilderness on the Salmon River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The fire is burning in heavy timber and grass in steep terrain. The fire has grown outside the wilderness boundary to the south and west toward East Fork Meadow Creek.
The Salmon River remains open to all activities, including river camps and boat traffic. The Salmon River Road (County Road 1614) and the North Fork Slate Creek Campground also remain open. An area and road closure is in effect for those lands located within the boundaries of the Hanover Fire Area. For information regarding the Forest closure, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nezperceclearwater/alerts-notices or contact the Salmon River Ranger District at (208) 839-2211.
Stage I Fire Restrictions are in effect for the Grangeville Fire Restrictions Area, Riverbreaks, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, and Uplands. These restrictions do not include wilderness lands. For more information, please visit http://www.idahofireinfo.com/.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 01st, 2017 approx. 12:30 PM|
|Location||South of Grangeville, ID and northeast of Riggins, ID|
|Incident Commander||Kevin Barger, Type 3 IC|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||88%|
Timber and Grass
Minimal, backing, single-tree torching, creeping
Monitor fire spread along Sheep Creek and Sheep Creek Ridge.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Fire spread will be limited by low temperatures, very high overnight humidity, light northwest winds, and a chance of wetting rain.
An overall pattern change began Thursday as colder air masses move into the area. Humidity remains moderate to high due to partly to mostly cloudy skies and possible rain showers. Winds remain mostly light and significant decrease in temperatures are forecast through Tuesday. Evening temperatures are cold at the higher elevations. Fire is likely to be limited as a result.