Fire Update - August 16, 2013
Incident: Thunder City Wildfire
Fire Information Office
Payette National Forest
Contact: Brian Harris (208) 634-6945
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2013
NOTICE: The Thunder City Fire is very active this evening and its smoke column can be seen from McCall and other surrounding communities. The fire is actively burning further into the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, and is not posing a threat to structures or communities. It is currently being monitored and fire managers are prepared to take suppression action should it become necessary. A current estimate on the size of the fire area is not available at this time. See the attached photo of the Thunder City Fire smoke column as seen from the McCall airport.
The Thunder City fire started as a result of a lightning holdover on August 13th and is located approximately 8 miles to the southeast of Yellowpine, and approximately 4 miles northwest of the Stibnite Mining District. It is being managed for resource benefits.
Regular fire updates will be issued on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, or as needed based on fire activity.
Forest Closures: Because of the threat of fire spread, closures are in effect for the Thunder Mountain Fire. Thunder Mountain Road is closed at Monumental Summit. The #005 Trail is closed from the Monumental trailhead north to the junction at the #064 Trail. The #004 Trail is closed from the junction of the #065 Trail northeast of Cougar Peak to Monumental Creek. No other closures are in effect for the Forest.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect in most of southwest and central Idaho. For a detailed map and more information, visit: http://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/southwest/firerestrictions.htm.
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