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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Nethker Fire 100% Contained

McCall, ID, September 4, 2019- The Nethker Fire achieved 100% containment on September 3, 2019 - this will be the last update for this fire unless a future update is warranted. A local Type 5 incident organization is managing the fire now, and fire personnel remain on site to monitor and patrol the fire area.

Even as the fire has been declared 100% contained, the August 30 Area Closure remains in effect for public safety. Fire wood cutting is not allowed in the closed area. The closed area is defined as all areas of the Nethker fire that have burned.

Burgdorf/French Creek Road, Warren Wagon Road, Crystal Mountain Road, Burgdorf Creek Road and Ruby Meadows Road (to the trailhead) are open for public travel. The 251 Road/OHV trail #174 remain closed as they are fully within the burned area.

Ruby Meadows road is open, but the first part of the road is surrounded by burned trees and vegetation - stay out of the burned area and drive past the burned area before getting out of your vehicle.

Jeanette Campground and Burgdorf Campground are open for public use; however, the fire area is closed - do not enter the burned area and no camping is allowed within the burned area. The burn area remains closed due to the potential for falling snags as this creates danger - no fuel wood cutting within the burned area.
Drive cautiously through the burned area as the potential for falling snags is a hazard.

Smith Knob Fire:  The fire is now 769 acres.  An infrared flight was conducted last night.  There was minimal fire behavior yesterday with smoldering and creeping, and short surface fire runs occurred where fuels, wind, and topography aligned.   

The fire will continue to be actively monitored today and point protection measure are in place.  Resources assigned include Bonneville IHC, 1 Type 3 helicopter, and 5 single resource personnel. 
An Area Closure remains in effect for this fire.  For more information, visit this page on Inciweb: