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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

10.8 Woodhead Fire Morning Update

Woodhead Fire Wildfire
News – 10/8/2020

Woodhead Fire Morning Update
Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Contact Fire Information:  208.207.7417
Follow:  #WoodheadFire

Confidence in the cooler weather and wetting rains with the system incoming on Saturday continue to increase.

Fire perimeter on the northwestern edge where firing operations were completed on Tuesday held with minimal activity, firefighters patrolled and mopped up where needed. The south and southeastern portion saw minimal fire activity, and Pyramid Point experienced less activity yesterday than it had all week. Smoke could be seen in the Crooked River area, and this is more than likely to continue until weather moves in on Saturday. Backhaul of hose and water pumps off the fireline continues, along with other equipment. 

The repair group continues their work on the northern edge of the fire with dozers and excavators repairing line that was built during suppression efforts.

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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