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Tracking Wildfires In Idaho

A wildland firefighter stands watching a large fire engulf a field at night,
Austin Catlin
BLM wildland firefighters responded to the Walker Levee Fire in Idaho

The latest information on fires across Idaho that have evacuation orders, or pose threats to populations, structures or certain wilderness areas.

These are the fires we're currently tracking. We will delete fires from this blog that are no longer active or of concern. Click here for resources regarding wildfire preparation and information.

Mud Lick Fire

Updated July 23 1:25 p.m.
Where: 23 miles due west of Salmon, ID on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. The blaze is burning in the 2000 Clear Creek Fire scar on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District.
Size: 17,065 acres, 20% contained
Evacuation Orders: Evacuations are in place for Panther Creek (NFSR 055) from Deep Creek north to the main Salmon River Road (NFSR 030) and in Napias Creek (NFSR 0242).
Road Closures: Road closures are in place for Baldy Basin (NFSR #0152), Haynes Basin Rd (NFSR #60016), K-Mountain (NFSR #60427), Twelvemile Creek Rd (NFSR #60014) and McDevitt (NFSR #0150). The roads are closed to all uses including hiking, biking, motorized vehicles and horses. For more information on the road closures visit:
www.fs.usda.gov/scnf/. Trail closures in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, including #010 (Lick Creek), #023 (Birch Creek), #028 (Gant Ridge), #026 (Indian Creek), and #029 (Big Deer).
Latest Conditions: Warmer and drier conditions are expected with gusty winds developing, ahead of a front that should move through in the evening.
Cause: Lightning

Dixie-Jumbo Fires

Updated July 23 at 1:25 p.m.
Where: Just north of town of Dixie
Size: 31,124 acres 12% contained (Dixie Fire); 1,793 acres 0% contained (Jumbo Fire)
Evacuation Orders: Evacuations are still in place for communities around the fire perimeter including Dixie and Comstock areas and White Water Ranch. For evacuation ands updates, call the Idaho County Sheriff's Office at 208.983.1100. Idaho County Sheriff is no longer updating its Facebook page for this fire and asks residents to follow the Dixie-Jumbo Fires Information Facebook page for the latest information.
Road Closures: The Idaho County Sheriff says roads in the area may be intermittently closed based on fire activity. The Payette National Forest has closed multiple trails on the Krassel Ranger District, including part of the Idaho Centennial Trail.
Latest Conditions: Winds were from the northwest around 5-10 mph gusting to near 15 mph. Temperatures were in the mid to upper 70s and humidity was near 25-35% near the fire.
Cause: Lightning
More information: Dixie-Jumbo Fires Information Facebook Page


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