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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

10.4 Woodhead Fire Morning Update

Woodhead Fire Wildfire
News – 10/4/2020

Woodhead Fire Morning Update
Sunday, October 4th, 2020
Contact Fire Information:  208.207.7417
Follow:  #WoodheadFire

Today winds are predicted to increase to 6-10 mph with gusts of 15-20 mph. Following that, the next chance for precipitation over the fire area is predicted to occur on 10/10/20. Smoke from the large wildfires in California has settled over the fire area again. 

With hot and dry conditions persisting fire behavior was minimal allowing firefighters to continue patrolling and mopping up of the fireline.  Dukes Creek and Emerys Creek had an increase in fire activity, but helicopters were able to deliver buckets to the areas of concern, and fire activity did not threaten containment lines. In addition, crews working in the Dukes Creek area will continue to put in direct line and will have the support of a dozer in areas that are accessible for the equipment.  

The fireline continues to hold on the north and eastern perimeter of the Woodhead, while crews and engines continue to patrol the line as needed. The repair crew on portions of the south end continued repair operations around Rush Creek Road area, as they have the last few shifts.

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

TFR- A temporary flight restriction is in place over the Woodhead fire area from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily.

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

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