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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Idaho Panhandle National Forest - Hudlow Fire Update


Hudlow Fire

August 23, 2018 – 9:30 AM

Information Contact: 208-334-0233; fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov

Cause:  Under investigation.

Start Date/time: August 22, 2018, 12:15 AM

Location: Hayden Creek Road, approximately one mile NE of Hayden Lake.

Jurisdiction: US Forest Service

Cooperating Agencies: US Forest Service and Hauser Lake Fire Protection District

Current Size: 10 acres

Current Containment: 10%

Resources on Fire:
·         Total personnel: 70
·         2 hand crews
·         5 engines, 1 water tender

Remarks: Firefighters constructed a line surrounding the Hudlow Fire and installed a series of hoses to deliver water to the fire line. Today, crews will strengthen the line and use water to cool hotspots. The fire is burning in timber on steep terrain, located on US Forest Service ownership.  No structures are threatened.

The US Forest Service has closed a portion of the Hayden Creek Road and National Forest System lands north of Hudlow Mountain for the protection of public health and safety due to wildfire activity and the presence of crews and equipment working on fire suppression. The following are closed:
  •          Forest Service Road #437 (Hayden Creek) from its intersection with County Road 3090 to its junction with FSR #206 (Ohio Match)
  • ·         National Forest System lands from the Forest Boundary on the west of Section 26 (T 52 N, R 3 E) north of Hudlow Mountain, Hayden Creek to the north, Ohio Match Road to the east (FSR #206), and the Forest Boundary to the south, including the Hayden Creek Pit.

For questions on this closure, please contact the Fernan Ranger Station at 208-664-2318
For question on the fire call: 208-334-0233.



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