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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Motorway Complex Update for September 13th

Motorway Complex Update
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4555/
http://www.facebook.com/centralidahofires
Fire Information: (208) 507-2643 or (208) 926-4170
Email: motorwaycomplex@gmail.com
Motorway Complex (Includes Slide and Woodrat)Jay Point FireBoulder Fire
Date Started: 8/14Date Started: 8/17Date Started: 8/11
Cause: lightningCause: lightningCause: lightning
Size: 34,166 acres (Slide 10,296, Woodrat 6,459)Size: 4,733Size: 5,011
Containment: 45 %Containment: 35%Containment: 35%
Personnel: 578Jay Point/ Boulder Combined Personnel:14
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.
The fires previously called the Motorway North Complex -- Yoosa, Musselshell Creek, Lost Hat and Snowy Summit are now part of the Motorway Complex.
Weather: Yesterday was the hottest day of the week reaching a high of 96.  By the end of the weekend a Pacific trough will push a cold front through the area bringing with it moisture and cooler temperatures. Rain is possible by Mondayevening with damp and cool days to follow.

Woodrat Fire:  Firefighters will patrol the fire continuing to search for the presence of smoke and heat. Crews will be rehabilitating burned areas utilizing heavy equipment, where appropriate, to prevent soil erosion.

Slide Fire: Suppression rehabilitation efforts continue. Very few pockets of heat have been found by crews. Trees continue to be removed along the Selway River road.

Jay Point/ Boulder Fires:  Crews will continue to monitor the fires. Suppression rehabilitation is 90% complete.

Motorway North Group:  Firefighters will continue to patrol the fires and improve contingency lines to provide protection for Pierce.

Walde East and Walde West Groups:  Crews will continue to patrol and improve fire lines, where needed, in the Higgins Hump, Big Hill, and Jungle fires areas. No smokes were found on these fires yesterday. Crews are improving fire lines in the Walde East and Walde West areas. A few isolated smokes were visible Friday in the Walde East and West areas, the Fourbit, and the Dollar fires. Crews had a good day Saturday assessing the areas still holding heat.

Fire Restrictions:  All fire restrictions within the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have been lifted.

Evacuations:  All Level 1 evacuations have been lifted for the Powell, Lowell, Syringa, and Lolo Hot Springs areas.  The Selway Road is open to the O’Hara Creek Bridge.  For more information, please visit the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Idaho-County-Sheriffs-Office/178393728844032

Closures:  All area closures on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have been lifted, but road and trail closures remain in place to keep visitors safe. Closures are enforced with road blocks.  Closures are changing daily as crews continue to make progress. For updates on closures, including trail closures, please visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/nezperceclearwater/alerts-notices

Road Closures: Selway Road 223 remains closed from O’Hara Bridge to the junction with Falls Point Road 443.