9-3 Trinity Ridge Fire Update
Incident: Trinity Ridge Fire Wildfire
The Elmore County Sheriff allowed evacuated Featherville residents to return yesterday. Crews are still working in the area, mainly removing equipment and mopping up containment lines. Firefighters will continue to patrol the area for spot fires and hot spots. Crews are continuing to construct line from Green Creek Lake east to Wagontown Road, and from the area near Big Roaring River Lake to the 2006 East Roaring fire scar. Crews in Rainbow Basin are building direct fireline and taking advantage of places where the fire has burned into natural barriers.
Good progress has been made as firefighters prepare the Middle Fork Road in the event the fire backs toward the Middle Fork Boise River. Three Hotshot crews will directly attack the fire in the Sheep Creek area today. The contingency line from Thorn Creek Butte to Rabbit Creek Summit has been completed.
The Elmore County Sheriff has determined that due to ongoing firefighting activities, only residents may return to the Featherville area. Resident must provide proof of residency and identification. Please call the Elmore County Sheriff's Incident Command Post in Featherville at 208-590-3845 for additional information.The area closure around the fire remains in effect. Details are outlined in the Boise National Forest Trinity Ridge Fire Area Closure Order Number 0402-00-23 signed by Boise and Sawtooth Forest Supervisors on August 29th, 2012.