|FINAL REPORT ON MIDDLE FORK FIRES|
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The trail closures associated with the Middle Fork Complex have been rescinded.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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