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Boone Fire

Unit Information

Caribou-Targhee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1405 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

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Incident Contact

Sarah Wheeler
Email: sarah.wheeler2@usda.gov
Phone: 208-557-5765
Hours: M-F 8-4:30 p.m.

Highlighted Activity

09/10/2019 Boone fire receives over an inch of precipitation
Boone fire receives over an inch of precipitation South Boone Trail (003) closure rescinded ASHTON, ID— The Boone fire received substantial precipitation with the recent weather front moving...
News - 09/10/2019

Final Update

The Boone fire received substantial precipitation with the recent weather front moving across southeastern Idaho. Fire management officials anticipate even more precipitation as wetting conditions persist through Friday. “Considering the increased moisture over the next few days and reduced fire activity, we felt it appropriate to allow the public back into the area,” said Liz Davy, Ashton-Island Park District Ranger. “However, we strongly urge the public to be cautious and cognizant of their surroundings if they choose to access the South Boone Trail.” Many of the trees along a portion of the trail are compromised and could easily fall with a wind event. Firefighters may be in the area assessing some of the risk this week.

The latest perimeter map estimated the Boone fire to be 117 acres. This small mosaic burn promotes increased plant and animal diversity by creating different age and sizes of vegetation within the burned area.
Smoke from the fire may be visible as conditions dry out; however, significant growth is unlikely. This will be the final update on the Boone fire unless a significant change occurs. Fire officials will continue to monitor weather and fuel conditions to predict the fire’s spread until the fire is extinguished this winter.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday August 16th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Location25 miles north of Driggs, Idaho
Incident CommanderJeff Hill
Coordinates44.064 latitude, -110.947 longitude

Current Situation

Size117 Acres
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 31st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber

Significant Events

Minimal fire activity with smoldering and creeping and isolated single-tree torching

Outlook

Remarks

rain expected for the next few days