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Ibex Fire

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Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467

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Ibex Fire Wildfire
Closures – 9/21/2017

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. The Ibex Fire remains estimated at approximately 17,256 acres.

The Emergency Trail Closure associated with the Ibex Fire has been rescinded. The following trails or portions of trails previously closed are now open for public use: Forest Trail #4114 (East Mayfield Yankee Fork Trail), Forest Trail #4119 (Trapper Creek Trail), and Forest Trail #4147.1 (Challis Creek Trail).

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. Additional updates and information will be provided if significant changes occur.

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