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BOBCAT FIRE UPDATE 8-16-15

The fire is estimated at 82 acres, burning in grass and light to heavy timber. The probable cause is lightning. It is located in the vicinity of Napoleon Gulch west of the Salmon River, approximately 15 miles north of Salmon Idaho.

The fire is visible from Highway 93 just south of North Fork Idaho. Fire managers are urging the public to use caution when traveling in this area due to traffic congestion and are urging the public to continue traveling past the fire and not stopping along the roadway. There may also be fire support vehicles in the area that will need efficient and safe access along Highway 93.

Fire managers are developing suppression strategies for this high priority fire emphasizing public and firefighter safety, property protection, livestock, and resource protection. The forest has received some resources and plan to use fire crews as well as helicopter bucket drops to suppress the fire. Nationally we are still at the highest fire planning level which means there are limited fire resources available.


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