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Trap Fire

Unit Information

Sawtooth National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
370 American Ave.
Jerome, ID 83338

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Incident Contact

Stanley Ranger Station
Phone: 208-774-3000
Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Trap Fire Wildfire
News – 9/26/2020

The Trap Creek fire is located on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the Middle Fork RD of the Salmon-Challis NF, approximately 9 miles northwest of Stanley, ID. The fire was first reported on September 14th, 2020 near Trap Creek Campground. Rain and cooler temperatures have given firefighters time to complete containment line along the north and eastern portions of the fire. Crews continue to monitor fire activity on the south and western perimeter of the fire.

Hazard tree mitigation along highway 21 has ended, and the highway is now fully open. However; the public is still encouraged to drive slowly due to smokey conditions and the presence of firefighters entering and exiting the roadway. 

Sierra Front Incident Management Team will transfer the Trap Creek Fire back to Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Salmon-Challis NF fire personnel as of 0700 Monday, September 28th. Incident Command will be Colton Bates.

CLOSURES – A forest area closure is in effect for the area around the fire and was expanded on September 19th to include Valley Creek Road (see map). The purpose of this order is to protect the public and fire fighters during wildfire activity suppression activities. This includes all roads, trails, campgrounds, and hunting units within the closure.

Total acreage: 2,285

Percent Containment: 41%

Personnel on Incident: 125

LEGGIT FIRE: The Leggit Fire is located in the Sawtooth Wilderness 5 miles east of Atlanta (see map). The 820 acre fire is currently being monitored.

Know before you go. All Forest visitors are reminded to check with their local forest districts concerning forest closures and restrictions. For further inquiries about the Trap Creek Fire and adjacent areas, please call the Stanley Ranger Station 208-774-3000

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