11-6 Closure area reduced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Further Information: November 6 2013 David Olson 861-0768 Closure Area Reduced for Elk & Pony Complex Fires Effective November 6 MOUNTAIN HOME Idaho – The current... more
The majority of the burned area is now open to public use. Areas remaining closed to all use are in the Dog Creek watershed. Areas with restricted use are Danskin OHV area with only foot or horse use allowed; and Wilson Creek Trails with a similar allowed use. Motorized or mechanized use is prohibitied.
The mud slides that occurred in mid-September have mostly stablized and dried but concern remains for the potential of addtional slides with any high rainfall event. All county roads are open. The Elk Complex Fire resulted from several lightning fires burning together on the night of August 8th. It was declared 100% contained on 8/31. The fire is in monitor/patrol status.
Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) activities are on-going with some road drainage work done some re-seeding along roadways done and a contract is nearly done for aerial seeding and mulching. Nearly 75% of the burned area had high to moderate burn severity.
The remaining closure detailed information is described specifically in the CLOSURES portion of this site. A current map of the closure area can be found under MAPS.
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 08th, 2013 approx. 09:00 PM|
|Location||10 miles southwest of Pine|
|Incident Commander||Mountain Home Rd|
timber, brush, grass
Very limited interior burning.
Monitor status. Rehab has begun to occur along some roads with priority being to enhance water movement through road culverts and along road ditches. The Burned Area Emergency Response funding has been approved and projects are starting to reduce life threatening and/or property damage.
South Fork Boise River area is open to public entry with a few areas continuing to have some public access restrictions. The Danskin OHV area is open to foot or horse use only. The Wilson Creek Trails are open to foot or horse use only. The Dog Creek watershed is entirely closed. Day use is allowed along the SF Boise River, but overnight use is prohibited.