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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Goose Rapids Fire Update - August 12th AM


Evacuations remain in effect for residences along Idaho side of Snake River, from Corral Creek to Dough Creek per the Nez Perce County Sheriff. Zaza Road is closed at Deer Creek Road and Zaza Road Intersection. 
Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) together with the U.S. Forest Service, the Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA) and the Nez Perce County Emergency Management Services, continue to battle the fire that started 21 miles south of Lewiston near Wild Goose Rapids on the Snake River, approximately 1 mile north of China Garden Creek in Nez Perce County. 


Seven engines, one bulldozer, and two hand crews remain on scene. Three helicopters will continue to support the ground resources. 

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions continue to be in effect for this portion of the River Breaks which prohibits the building of any campfires outside of a permanent agency owned fire structure as well as smoking. Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle, building or designated recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

The cause of the fire remains currently under investigation.