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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Boise National Forest revises Pioneer Fire area closure

BOISE, IdahoSeptember 13, 2016 – The Boise National Forest area closure has been revised as a result of containment on the southern portion of the Pioneer Fire.

The Pioneer Fire Area Closure is described as all National Forest System (NFS) lands, including all roads and trails within the area defined in the boundary map and closure order.

In this revise area closure order everything north of the South Fork Payette River will remain the same as in the previous closure version #7. For everything south of the South Fork Payette River, the closure boundary follows the edge of the Pioneer Fire burn scar, except in two locations:

  • The closure boundary follows Jackson Creek to Jackson Peak Lookout Road;
  • The closure boundary travels due west from the confluence of the middle and east forks of Rockey Creek, across the 348 road and back to the edge of the burn.

All National Forest System (NFS) Roads 348, 384 and 380 traveling into the burned area on the south half of the fire are closed at the point they meet the edge of the burn.

The new closed area is effective immediately and visitors to the forest are reminded not to enter burned areas beyond the containment lines because of snags and other safety hazards. Crews continue to monitor and patrol the southern portion of the fire and are available for initial attack for any new wildfire starts.

A detailed description of the closure is attached. The area closure order and map can be viewed online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices.





Further information is also available by calling the Pioneer Fire information line at 844-633-3090 or by contacting the Boise National Forest Fire Information hotline at 208-373-4175.

For more information about the Pioneer Fire go to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4866/ or visit us on Facebook at U.S. Forest Service - Boise National Forest.

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