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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Motorway Complex Update for September 5th

Motorway Complex
Fire Information: (208) 507-2643 or (208) 926-4170
Friday, September 5, 2015 – 8 a.m.
Motorway Complex (Slide + Woodrat)Jay Point & Boulder Fires
Date Started: 8/14Date Started: 8/17 and 8/11
Cause:  lightningCause:  lightning
Size:  16,843 acres Size: 8,016 acres
Containment: 30 %Containment: 25%
Personnel: 539Personnel: 120
Cooperating Agencies: U.S. Forest Service, Idaho County, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of  Lands, Idaho State Police, Idaho Department of Transportation, Idaho County Light & Power, Clearwater County and Rural Fire Departments.

A community meeting will be held on  Sept. 6 at 5 p.m.,Three Rivers Resort, 115 Selway Rd.
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Motorway Complex
Fire Information: (208) 507-2643 or (208) 926-4170
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 8 a.m.
Weather:    Approximately .13 inches of rain accumulated Friday night.  The rain and cooler temperatures will continue through Saturday and Saturday night.  There is a possibility of lightning.  The rain will taper off Sunday morning.  As a result, fire behavior will continue to be reduced.

Woodrat Fire: Firefighters continued to make progress in securing containment lines near homes along Highway 12 and constructing hand lines along the fire’s edge from just above Highway 12 into south Wilson Creek.  This progress has allowed crews to move forward looking for opportunities to move to other smaller fires within the complex to address suppression needs and develop a course of action.  Hand crews and heavy equipment made good progress in improving control lines from the 455 Road to Woodrat Mountain.

Slide Fire: Efforts are focused on control lines along the west section of the fire. Construction of direct line continues from Telephone Ridge toward Cool Water Road and Johnson Road.  Hand crews and heavy equipment will continue to improve control lines and create contingency lines throughout the area.  There will be increased heavy equipment on the Selway Road.

Jay Point and Boulder Fires:  In the Boulder Fire area, fire managers are focusing on protecting structures, including those in Fish Creek and Lolo Hot Springs.  Continued efforts on building contingency lines along the 595 Road will make the area safer for the public and firefighters.

Evacuations: In the Woodrat and Slide fire areas, the evacuation order has been reduced to Level 1.  The Selway Road is also a Level 1.  The road is open to residents only at this time.  Lolo Hot Springs, and Fish Creek Road to its junction with Cache Creek Trail Road, remain at Level 1.  A Level 1 evacuation is in affect for the greater Powell area.  For additional evacuation information, please go to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at                                                            

Closures:  The nearly Forest-wide closure of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has been reduced to areas around larger fires. The Selway River Road is closed except to local residents. Closures are listed at: