GOAT FIRE UPDATE
The
Book


Book
Excerpts


Book
Reviews


Photos &
Artwork


Children's
Stories


Slug &
Humphrey

Salmon Idaho
News and
Feature
Articles

About
Leslie


Contact
Leslie


DATE OF DETECTION: August 01, 2014 CAUSE: Lightning

CURRENT SIZE: Approximately 300 acres

LOCATION: – The fire is burning in Goat Creek approximately two (2) miles from the mouth of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, North Fork Ranger District; Salmon-Challis National Forest

The Goat Fire is being managed under a monitor and point protection strategy. The fire is currently burning in stringers of alpine fir amongst rock outcroppings and cliff lines. Providing for firefighter and public safety is of the highest priority of the Goat Creek Fire Managers. Due to the extremely steep, rugged, and inaccessible terrain and fire location, currently it isn’t safe to staff the fire with firefighters. Forest personnel are currently developing long term plans for this fire with a focus on firefighter and public safety as well as reducing the fire’s impacts to the Middle Fork and Main Salmon Corridors.

Smoke and fire may be visible from the lower end of the Middle Fork and along the Main Salmon River. Salmon-Challis National Forest Fire Managers expect the fire to continue to burn throughout the summer or until a significant weather event occurs.

There are no trail or area closures at this time. Fire managers are evaluating closure needs based up fire activity. All visitors to the Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness should be prepared to deal with the effects of natural events. Recreationists will experience a functioning, dynamic ecosystem that will evolve and change as nature molds and sculpts its landscape. Visitors should use caution if traveling near the Goat creek and Horse Haven areas. Wilderness experiences can include many unpredictable natural events, including fire, which can present dangerous situations. Areas within and adjacent to a fire are part of a rapidly changing environment. Hazards in the fire area can include rolling rocks and debris, falling trees, and dense smoke.




Back to County News.

Want the latest headlines as soon as they are added?
Check out our new News Alert subscription service.


Table of Contents - - New Articles

Leslie Shumate Home Page - View Our Home Town - Salmon Valley Chamber
Senator Craig