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Friday, September 2, 2016

Pioneer Fire Update for Friday, September 2nd

Acres: 179,977                  Containment:  52%               Personnel:  1,065
Resources assigned includes:  19 crews, 9 helicopters, 42 engines, 3 dozers, 22 water tenders and 3 masticators

BOISE, September 2, 2016 – The fire continues to burn northeast in the Deadwood River and Bear Valley drainages.  Firefighters continue to look for opportunities to slow the progression of the fire and utilize previous fire scars to the northeast.  On the southern portion of the fire near Crooked River, firefighters are achieving mop-up and suppression repair.  Firefighters are working along the 555, 582, and 563 roads, assessing hazard trees and performing suppression repairs, and protecting Bureau of Reclamation structures near the Deadwood Reservoir.
Today, cooler temperatures are expected over the fire and will continue through the weekend.  The chance of wetting precipitation is predicted to increase overnight into Sunday.

The Idaho City phone line is no longer valid- please contact the Garden Valley Area Fire Information:  844-633-3090.

Closure orders have been expanded for multiple roads and trails on the Boise National Forest to maximize public and firefighter safety.  As the holiday weekend approaches, fire officials advise that the public NOT camp in any areas north of Forest Service (FS) Road 579 between FS Road 555 junction and Elk Creek Guard Station.  Please check the Pioneer Fire Area Closure and updates at fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices.

Smoke from the fire will continue to impact the communities of Garden Valley, Lowman, Stanley and the surrounding areas. Air quality is being monitored, and the daily outlook for the region is published online at:  idsmoke.blogspot.com.

All evacuation levels remain in place. A Level 2 evacuation designation is in effect for the summer homes located in the Clear Creek area.  A Level 1 designation remains in effect for all of the properties in Pioneerville, the Lowman area and for homes in the South Fork Road area, east of Grimes Creek and along the South Fork Payette River.

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire area. Private and commercial aircraft as well as privately owned drones are prohibited from entering the restricted air space. Fire suppression aircraft may be grounded if unauthorized aircraft or drones are observed in the air space. The closure may be reviewed at:
Temporary Flight Restriction- Pioneer Fire:  http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_6_3189.html

DETAILS —Pioneer Fire updates and information at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4866.  Information is also available at facebook.com/Pioneer-Fire-682201165260518 or email questions to pioneerfire2016@gmail.com

FIRE RESTRICTIONS — Please check fire restrictions at idahofireinfo.com