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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 Sunday, September 25

Moose Fire
News - 11/02/2022

 Moose Fire Daily Update for September 25, 2022 

Tomorrow, Monday, September 26th, we will be hosting a community meeting at the Idaho Fish & Game Office. Start time will be 6:00 p.m. for those who wish to attend. The meeting will be filmed and posted to the Salmon-Challis National Forest Facebook page for those who prefer to watch at home. If you cannot attend and have a question to submit for the meeting, please email 2022.moose@firenet.gov by noon on Monday.

Yesterday, crews continued work on suppressing hot spots and suppression repair on the fire. Firefighters patrolled the roadway along the Salmon River on the northwest flank of the burn area without any findings and neared completion of their road improvement work in that division. Suppression repair work is ready to begin near Wagonhammer and Tower Creek. Resource Advisors (READs) will be coordinating with private landowners in the area.

Dry weather, moderate temperatures, and light winds should have a continued moderating effect on fire growth. Minimal, smoldering fire behavior should allow for crews working in the active edges of the fire to continue their efforts with the suppression of hot spots on southeast flank of the fire. The Wildland Fire Module has completed its suppression work where it was safe to do so in the municipal watershed and is now working on backhaul and assisting with suppression repair. They will continue to observe and take appropriate actions as they are able.

Log and slash removal work progresses in the powerline corridor. A temporary power outage can be expected in the coming days. Idaho Power is in close communication with incident management and will alert effected customers.

EVACUATIONS: Zone 1 remains in “SET” status today, while Zones 11, 12, and 13 are stable in “READY” status. Beartrack Mine and Leesburg also remain in “READY” status at this time. As a reminder, the evacuation status has been rescinded for Zones 3, 4, 7, 8, and 10. 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

CLOSURES AND RESTRICTIONS: A Salmon-Challis National Forest closure order was updated on September 19. It reduces the closure area lands north of Williams Creek and Deep Creek Roads, east of Panther Creek Road, and south of North Fork Ranger District/Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. The closure includes national forest service lands pertaining to certain roads, trails, and a defined geographic area around the fire. See Moose Fire Emergency Area, Road, and Trail Closure, Order #04-13-22-512 for complete description. This closure applies to hunting access, firewood cutting and gathering, fishing, hiking, camping, and other recreational activities.   -     Public Lands north of the town of Salmon, south of Wallace Creek, and west of the Salmon River administered by the Salmon Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are temporarily Closed.  -        Stage 1 Fire restrictions are in effect on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, BLM, and State of Idaho lands in Custer and Lemhi Counties, excluding wilderness areas.  -      For more information about area hunting units, please visit the Idaho Fish and Game fire map: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/maps/realtime/fire/ or the Idaho Fish and Game Salmon Region   Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/IDFG.salmon