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Moose Fire

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Unit Information

1206 S. Challis Street 
Salmon, 
Idaho 
83467 
1206 S. Challis Street 
Salmon, 
Idaho 
83467 

Incident Contacts

  • Amy Baumer
    Phone:
    208-756-7853
  • Moose Fire Information
    Email:
    2022.moose@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    208-756-7853
    Hours:
    M-F 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Moose Fire daily update for Friday, September 23

Moose Fire
News - 11/02/2022

Yesterday evening command of the Moose Fire transferred from Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 to Great Basin Incident Management Team 5. Today’s plan is to continue the good work established by Great Basin Team 1.

Precipitation over the fire area occurred again yesterday into the evening. Today, the weather will begin to shift to a warmer, somewhat drier pattern. Moisture from the past couple days will keep fire behavior minimal with limited smoldering and creeping expected.
 Due to the inaccessible, steep terrain of the watershed corridor and potential hazards, a ten to twelve-person Wildland Fire Module has been brought in. Their priority is to limit fire spread in the corridor. In addition to firefighting, this module has additional skillsets including surveying, evaluating fire effects, and tactically engaging when needed.
 Heavy equipment continues to work along the powerline road. Hazardous trees were felled along this road to prevent damaging the powerline. The resulting logs are being removed and sorted. Some will eventually be available for firewood.
 Firefighters and heavy equipment operators are working closely with resource advisors (READS) to implement suppression repair operations with the objective of returning damaged areas to a stable condition that reflect pre-fire conditions.
 EVACUATIONS: Zones 11, 12, and 13 have been moved back to “READY” status. Zone 1 will remain in “SET” status for now. Beartrack Mine, and Leesburg remain in "READY" status. Zones 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 have been rescinded and are no longer in evacuation status. The Incident Management Team will continue to work closely with the Sheriff’s Office to consider changes to the evacuation status. Additional details are at: https://bit.ly/LemhiCountyEvacs