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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Friday, August 10, 2018

Goose Rapids Fire

(Boise) – 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, are battling a 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. Zaza Road is closed at Deer Creek Road and Zaza Road Intersection. Evacuations are in effect for residences along Idaho side of Snake River, from Corral Creek to Dough Creek per the Nez Perce County Sherriff.

Fire is actively spreading in grass at this time in all directions and is estimated to be about 400 acres and growing. Resources are currently engaged in structure protection operations. The Grangeville Type 3 incident team has been ordered to manage the fire. The fire was reported August 9th, at approximately 7:15 P.M.

Seven engines, two bulldozers, one hand crew are on scene. Approximately ten aircraft including one Air Attack, three helicopters, two Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), and four large air tankers will be helping to suppress the fire and logistically support the ground resources.

Critical fire weather conditions are expected today. Very hot temperatures will rise into the 100s and red flag warnings are in effect for near record temps with sustaining winds of 20 mph.

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 is currently under investigation.

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