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Friday, July 27, 2018

STATE PROTECTION FIRES IN IDAHO

INCIDENT OVERVIEW - MM73 HWY 55 FIRE

The Mile Marker 73 Highway 55 Fire near Gardena showed little movement to the east overnight due to cooler overnight temperatures and higher humidities found along the Payette River Corridor. Crews continued to work through the night constructing fire line along the eastern perimeter while mopping up the southern area along Highway 55. Today, crews will continue to construct fire line to the east with support from water dropping helicopters which will continue to take advantage of the main Payette River and its close proximity to the fire area.
Drift smoke as seen from Highway 55 looking south towards Horseshoe Bend
At 6:00 am this morning, Great Basin Incident Management Team #2 (DeMasters) will assume command of the Mile Marker 73 Highway 55. The addition of the incident management team to the fire will secure additional personnel and equipment which will allow local resources to be released for other initial attack activity in their local response area.

Highway 55 is reopened in both directions with no restrictions. The public is also reminded that numerous hazards exist along Highway 55 including fire personnel, helicopters dipping water from the river and the possibility of falling rock and debris loosened by the fire. Drivers need to be aware of the possible hazards and drive with caution.

The fire was reported Wednesday, July 25th, at approximately 4 P.M. The cause is under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to call the Idaho Department of Lands Fire Investigation Hotline at 208-666-8695.

INCIDENT OVERVIEW - TRESTLE FIRE

July 27, 2018 8:00 AM
(Boise) – The Trestle Fire, located mainly on private and some Boise National Forest land, has had no significant growth in the last 24 hours. The fire is approximately 220 acres and 60% contained.
Resources today include the Idaho Department of Lands Type 3 Incident Management Team, three engines, a dozer, and 7 hand crews.
The Cabarton Road boat launch remains closed and boating is prohibited below the ramp due to firefighting activity. There are no evacuations, road or trail closures ordered at this time. No structures are threatened.
The fire was reported on Monday, July 23, just before 5 P.M. It started about four and a half miles north of Smith’s Ferry on the bank of the North Fork of the Payette River. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to call the Idaho Department of Lands Fire Investigation Hotline at 208-666-8695.
Idaho Department of Lands media contact: 208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov