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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 UPDATE OCTOBER 2, 2020

Trap Fire Wildfire
News – 10/2/2020

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. Cooler temperatures, cloud cover and higher humidity allowed firefighters time to complete 100 % containment line along the northeast side of highway 21, where full suppression was needed for public safety and structure protection. Local crews continue to monitor the fire on the southwest side of highway 21, where fire activity and smoke could increase today and over the weekend due to higher temperatures and low relative humidity. 

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 possibly smokey conditions and the presence of firefighters entering and exiting the roadway.  

CLOSURES – A forest area closure is in effect for the area around the fire and was recently reduced in size (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

Total Percent Containment: 41% 

LEGGIT FIRE: The Leggit Fire is located in the Sawtooth Wilderness 5 miles east of Atlanta. The 820 acre fire is currently being monitored and the forest closure has been terminated. 

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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