Woodhead Fire Morning Update
Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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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 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7163/
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 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7163/.