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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Firefighters Continue to Make Progress While Addressing an Early Evening Surge in Fire Activity


Fire activity on the Nethker Fire was light through the majority of the day which allowed firefighters to make good progress on the fire containment, however; as the cloud cover left the fire area, fire activity increased.  With the sun warming the fire area, spotting outside the main fire area and tree torching began.  As the current cloud cover moved in the area, the winds shifted to the south southwest and pushed to fire to the south side of Nethker Creek in the direction of the Warren Wagon Road and Burgdorf/French Creek Road intersection.  As the cloud cover cooled the fire, fire activity decreased and returned to light to moderate burning that is occurring now. 

Traffic control has been implemented on the Burgdorf/French Creek road as firefighting resources moved to the intersection to better position themselves fight the fire.  Unfortunately, members of the public in the area impeded fire traffic and traffic control measures were necessary.  We are asking members of the public to stay out of the intersection area as the movement of fire resources is critical to our firefighting efforts.

The fire is estimated to be at 350 acres and an IR Fight is schedule for tonight which will help in mapping the fir perimeter.

No evacuations have been order 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.  Warren Wagon Road and Burgdorf/French Creek Road remain open, but member of the public will not be allowed to remain the intersection area.

Fire Restrictions:  No Fire Restrictions are in effect at this time.