No active fire activity was observed since October 4 and 5th with the coming of cooler temps and rain. With more snow and rain late in October, the fire was declared controlled on October 24th.
The Little Beaver Fire was started by lightning in late July and was in an area that has a management focus of allowing fire to fulfill its natural role in this fire adapted ecosystem.
The majority of the fire was in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The Salmon-Challis National Forest which has prime administrative responsibilities in the Wilderness has eliminated all area and trail closures. The fire area within the Boise National Forest is open with no further restrictions. Hunters and others planning to visit near the burned area should be alert to snags. Extra caution should be exercised during any high wind events.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 28th, 2010 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||26 miles west of Stanley, Idaho|
|Incident Commander||Rex Miller|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday October 28th, 2010 approx. 12:00 AM|
Branches, dead logs and a large amount of dead and diseased trees. Fuels vary from old fire scars with limited standing vegetation, to large meadows, to heavier timber stands.
All area and trail closures have been lifted. Users are cautioned though to be careful especially on windy days due to abundent snags.