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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Tie Fire Update and Lifting of Closures

SWAN VALLEY, ID-- On Wednesday, September 7, 2016 crews completed the removal of the remaining fire suppression equipment off the fire lines in the Tie Canyon area.  Fire engine crews patrolled and monitored the upper portion of the fire on Forest Road 253.  Fire behavior remains minimal at this time with no new growth expected.

The fire area closure order was lifted today at noon on September 8th, 2016.  Fire managers would like to remind forest visitors that while the order has been lifted, there is still heat in the Tie canyon drainage as well as fire weakened trees.  Visitors should be aware that trees may fall unexpectedly.  Visitors should also stay on marked trails to reduce the risk of exposure to any remaining “hot spots”.

The Tie Fire remains at 100% containment, however smoke will remain
visible in the Tie Canyon drainage areas until significant precipitation occurs.  The fire will continue to be staffed with three fire engines to patrol and monitor any activity, and answer any questions visitors may have about the fire.  Please use caution while driving in the area.

Tie Fire