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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Community Meeting Set for Tonight at Secesh Fire Station for the Nethker Fire


Fire activity on the #NethkerFire increased Tuesday afternoon, pushing the fire north to within less than a mile of the Forest Service Guard Station, which is south of Burgdorf Hot Springs.

Nethker Fire map as of August 7, 2019.
Great Basin Incident Management Team 3 took command of the fire at 10 p.m. Tuesday. The team will hold a community meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Secesh Fire Station to provide additional information about the Nethker Fire.

Firefighters will concentrate today on the north and east sides of the fire, defending the widely popular Burgdorf Hot Springs, the Guard Station, road access to the communities of Secesh and Warren, and the area’s anadromous fish resources. The west side of the fire has not shown growth over the past few days.

Fire traffic is heavy along the Warren Wagon and Burgdorf/French Creek roads. These roads are open, but the public is not allowed to remain at the point where they intersect. The public is encouraged to avoid this area, if possible, for their safety and the safety of firefighters.

 A TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) has been implemented over the fire area – which means recreational drones and private aircraft may not be operated over the fire. The TFR can be found here: https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_9_4931.html

No evacuations have been ordered by the Idaho County Sheriff at this time. An area closure for Forest Service land is in effect that covers Jeanette Campground and dispersed camping along Warren Wagon Road, Burgdorf/French Creek Road, Lake Creek and Summit Creek.

Today’s forecast calls for partially sunny skies with light winds. Fire behavior is expected to be low to moderate. There is an increasing chance of thunderstorms over the next few days, with potential for wetting rains and cooler temperatures by the end of the week.

Inciweb address: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6496/
Phone: 208-634-0820
Start Date: Aug. 4, 2019
Cause:  Lightning 
Acres: 327
Percent Contained: 0%