FINAL REPORT ON MIDDLE FORK FIRES
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THIS WILL BE THE LAST REGULAR UPDATE UNLESS SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY OCCURS



MIDDLE FORK COMPLEX UPDATE

The Middle Fork Complex, managed by the USDA Forest Service, Salmon-Challis National Forest, is comprised of the lightning caused Waterfall, Stoddard, Roaring, Harbor, and Alpine fires.

Dates of Detection and Current Size: Waterfall: August 11th 4,006 acres

Stoddard: August 12th 884 acres

Roaring: August 5th 301 acres

Harbor: August 16th 8 acres

Alpine: August 13th 1/10 acre

Location: Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness; North Fork Ranger District, approximately 40 air miles west of Salmon, ID.

Waterfall: Is burning in open timber and grass and is located east of the Middle Fork Salmon River, North of Waterfall Creek

Stoddard: Is burning in open timber and grass and is located west of the Middle Fork Salmon River, North of Cradle Creek

Roaring: Is burning in open timber spreading into subalpine fire and white bark pine and is located in the Big Horn Crags

Harbor: Is burning in open timber and is located adjacent to Harbor Lake

Alpine: Is burning in open timber and is located on the north side of Wilson Creek drainage.

The Middle Fork Complex received precipitation at the end of last week. Fire activity is minimal at this time.

The trail closures associated with the Middle Fork Complex have been rescinded. The following trails or portions of trails previously closed are now open for public use: South Fork Waterfall Trail (#6019), Waterfall Trail (#6045),Stoddard Lake Trail (#6140), Stoddard Trail (#6169), Mirror Lake Trail (#6022), Harbor Lake Trail (#6144), Crags Trail (#6021)

Two Forest Service employees are at the Crags Campground in order to continue providing information to the public.

The Middle Fork Complex staff will continue to observe and monitor the fires.






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