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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

10.7 Woodhead Fire Morning Update

Woodhead Fire Wildfire
News – 10/7/2020

Woodhead Fire Morning Update
Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
Contact Fire Information:  208.207.7417
Follow:  #WoodheadFire

Warm and dry conditions persisted and are forecasted to continue through Friday. The forecast shows a significant change in weather as low pressure brings gusty winds, wetting rain and snow at higher elevations Saturday.

Firefighters on the northwest perimeter were able to complete the firing operation south of Dukes Creek they had been preparing for the last few days. This has created a clean burnt perimeter, securing that portion of fire line. Smoke persist on the east side of the fire due to activity cleaning up unburned fuels in the interior, while crews continued to patrol. Due to a decrease in equipment and personnel, aviation performed external cargo missions to bring equipment no longer needed off the fire.    

The repair crew has finished up their work on the south and western edges of the fire and have now moved to the north end.

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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