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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

10.3 Woodhead Morning Update

Woodhead Fire Wildfire
News – 10/3/2020

Woodhead Fire Morning Update

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Contact Fire Information: 208.207.7417 or
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Smoke lingered all day yesterday, with the hot and dry weather persisting. The next chance for precipitation over the fire area isn’t until the middle of next week. Even with the hot and dry conditions, firefighters have been successful in strengthening and repairing the fireline.

Crews working the northwest perimeter put a hold on their firing operation again yesterday due to poor conditions for the operations. Fire fighters continued to hold the line north of Duke’s Creek and put in direct line where they could safely do so, firing operations will continue when conditions become more favorable in the following days. The fireline continues to hold on the northern perimeter of the Woodhead, while crews and engines continue to patrol the line as needed. The portion of the fire that had flared up in Pyramid Point area on Wednesday saw minimal activity throughout the operational shift. The repair crew on portions of the south end continued repair operations around Rush Creek Road area as they have the last few shifts.

There is a temporary flight restriction (TFR) over the Woodhead fire area from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily. As a reminder, while the TFR is in place, there can be no personal aircraft flown, including drones.

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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