The Boundary Fire is currently burning in central Idaho. The Boundary fire was caused by lighting and as of Sept. 11th has burned over 40,000 acres. As a result, the Forest Service expanded the closure of several areas. These closures affect all Forest Service roads and trails in the emergency area closures. Likewise, these closures are affecting Game hunting units 27, 34, and 36. Likewise, the Boundary Fire is affecting parts of the Sawtooth Elk Zone.
For readers interested in the details regarding each closed area, you can click here to see an up-to-date map. As stated above, this map will show current road and trail closures. Likewise, it will show emergency wildfire areas that are closed. Fire Danger in the Salmon-Challis National Forest remains rate at “High.” This means that campfires are only allowed in established enclosures. Campfires must also be attended at all times. Any unattended fire must be put out immediately. Likewise, if unattended fires are found the perpetrators may face fines and jail time.
“The purpose of this order is to protect public health and safety from the effects of the Boundary Fire. Fire managers are asking the public to please stay out of the closure area.” – Amy Baumer
Currently, the Boundary fire is 44% contained. However, on Sept. 11th, the winds have pushed the fire across Boundary Creek and it continues to burn towards the south. As a result, fore crews expect the fire to burn into the Dagger Creek and Blue Bunch Mountain. Flanking area. Crews will continue to assess the fire and look for good locations for planned containment actions.
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