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Friday, August 24, 2018

Sharps Fire Closures- Reminder

BLM Closures:
Beginning Aug. 15 at 12:01 a.m., the BLM Shoshone Field Office is lifting the emergency closures on public lands in and around the Sharps fire area in Blaine County. Upper Quigley Canyon and Cove Creek Roads will remain temporarily closed. “As crews are in the mop up stage, the concern for hazardous conditions and firefighter safety has lifted significantly, so it’s time to lift the closure in these areas,” said Shoshone Field Manager Codie Martin. Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-732-7315

Sawtooth Natioal Forest Closures -Sharps Fire Area Closure Terminated, Roads and Trail Closure Put in Place
JEROME, ID - The Sawtooth National Forest will be terminating the Area Closure for the Sharps Fire and implementing an Area Road and Trail Closure. This Closure will be in effect until October 31, 2018 or until rescinded by the Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor. This closure is for the safety of firefighting personnel that continue to work in the area. It is also for the safety of the public. There are still hot spots in the fire area. As soon as it is safe the Forest will determine the opportunity to rescind the order.
ROAD AND TRAIL CLOSURE DESCRIPTION:
National Forest System (NFS) Road #134 (Garfield/Copper Creek Road) Beginning at the Sawtooth National Forest boundary located in Township 3 North, Range 21 East, Section 11 continuing North/Northwesterly to the intersection of and including NFS Road 130 (Mormon Hill) and NFS Road 228 located in Township 3 North, Range 21 East, Section 10 ending at the terminus of NFS Road 130 and 228.
NFS Road #115A (Baugh Creek) Beginning at the Sawtooth National Forest boundary located in Township 3 North, Range 19 East, Section 13 continuing North/Northwesterly ending at the terminus located in Township 3 North, Range 19 East, Section 12.
NFS Road #116 Beginning at the Sawtooth National Forest boundary located in Township 3 North, Range 19 East, Section 14 continuing North ending at the terminus located in Township 3 North, Range 19 East, Section 11.
NFS Trail #172 (Porcupine Trail) The entire length of the trail is closed starting at the Sawtooth National Forest boundary located in Township 3 North, Range 20 East, Section 17 and continuing North to the intersection with NFS Trail #313 (Timber Draw Trail) located in Township 4 North, Range 19 East, Section 25.
NFS Trail #314 (Fisher Canyon Trail) The entire length of the trail is closed starting at the Federal Gulch campground located in Township 4 North, Range 19 East, Section 23 and continuing Westerly to the intersection with NFS Trail #173 and NFS Trail#170 (Long Gulch) located in Township 4 North, Range 20 East, Section 26.
NFS Trail #178 (Kale Creek Trail) The entire length of the trail is closed starting at the Sawtooth National Forest boundary located in Township 3 North, Range 20 East, Section 14 and continuing North to the Mormon Hill Trail Head located in Township 4 North, Range 21 East, Section 32.
NFS Trail #169 (Federal Gulch Trail) The entire length of the trail is closed starting at the intersection with NFS Trail #169 (Federal Gulch) located in Township 4 North, Range 20 East, Section 24 and continuing South and then Northwest to the intersection with NFS Trail #169 (Federal Gulch Trail) located in Township 4 North, Range 20 East, Section 19.
NFS Trail #313 (Timber Draw Trail) The entire length of the trail is closed starting at the intersection with NFS Road #118 (East Fork of the Wood River) located in Township 4 North, Range 20 East, Section 8 and continuing West to the intersection with NFS Trail #173 located in Township 4 North, Range 20 East, Section 23.
NFS Trail #174 (Iron Mine Creek Trail) The entire length of the trail is closed starting at the NFS Road #118 (East Fork of the Wood River) located in Township 4 North, Range 20 East, Section 8 and continuing Westerly to the intersection with NFS Trail #173 and NFS Trail#170 (Long Gulch) located in Township 4 North, Range 20 East, Section 26.
Media Contact: Julie Thomas 208‐423-7559 or 208-731-8604