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Monday, August 3, 2015

Green Fire causes partial closure of Lolo Trail Road

The Green Fire is burning on both sides of the Lolo Trail Road (Forest Road 500) in the Lochsa-Powell Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The fire has grown to 250 acres. To ensure public safety, the following closures are in effect beginning immediately:

• Lolo Trail Road (Forest Road 500) from the junction of Weitas Butte Road 557 to the junction of
the Liz Butte Road 560.

• Nee-Me-Poo Trail 40 from the junction of the Weitas Butte Road 557 to the junction of the Liz
Butte Road 560.

The Lolo Trail Road is a primitive dirt road built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It
follows the ancient Native American route over the Bitterroot Mountains. Lewis and Clark struggled
over the trail in September 1805. The smoke in our area is coming from wildfires in northern California, Oregon and Washington.  Northern Idaho is receiving more smoke then central and southern Idaho.

For information on wildfires, visit Inciweb at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

For information on smoke, and a smoke forecast for Idaho, visit this website provided by the Idaho
Department of Environmental Quality: http://www.deq.idaho.gov/…/burning/current-wildfire-smokeinfo.aspx