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Woodhead Fire

Unit Information

Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St
McCall, ID 83638

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Incident Contacts

Council Ranger District
Phone: 208-253-0100
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM

Weiser Ranger District Office
Phone: 208-549-4200
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM

10.1 Woodhead Fire Morning Update

Woodhead Fire Wildfire
News – 10/1/2020

Woodhead Fire Morning Update

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Contact Fire Information: 208.207.7417 or
InciWeb: Follow: #WoodheadFire

The Payette National Forest has revised the closure area north and east of the fire and there will be another revision of the closure again today. A map and official closure order with details can be viewed at

Temperature’s stayed in the 70’s yesterday, and no changes in weather are expected until a possible slight increase in winds on Friday.

On the northwestern edge of the fire, crews continued to secure and mop up the previous shifts firing operations. Aviation continued checking-up fire in Starveout Creek through utilization of  buckets, to reduce fire activity in some of the inaccessible terrain. To the north, firefighters continued to patrol and improve the fireline by utilizing fire suppression and control methods. To the east and southeast, firefighters continued to mop up hotspots in Johnson Creek and Pyramid point. Repair crews continue repairing the fireline to the north of Rush Creek Road.

CLOSURES  – A Payette National Forest closure remains in effect. Mill Creek, Ditch Creek, Wildhorse, and Crooked River Roads are closed. Idaho endowment lands west of Council remain closed to the public. Highway 71 and county roads are open, but the burned area is closed for safety. Descriptions and maps of the closures are available at   

MAPS – Daily maps are posted at  An animated map of the fire’s progression is also available at

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