Woodhead Fire Morning Update
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
Contact Fire Information: 208.207.7417
Temperatures were higher than predicted yesterday, but that did not hinder suppression and repair efforts on the fire. Conditions are predicted to stay warm and dry today and tomorrow, with significant precipitation forecasted for Friday evening through Monday.
Crews in the Dukes Creek area continue mopping up and securing line with dozers and handline. Firefighters on the north and northeastern fire perimeter continued to patrol. Emery’s Creek experienced minimal fire activity and there was no need for aviation support.Pyramid Point had some activity during the burn period again but posed no threat to containment. The repair crew worked with heavy equipment on the west side of the fire, in the East Pine Creek area and on the Andrus Wildlife Management Area.
Interior smokes will be visible in the fire area for some time, due to inaccessible terrain and hazardous conditions.
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/
TFR- A temporary flight restriction is in place over the Woodhead fire area from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily.