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JULY 7 FIRE UPDATE AND CLOSURE UPDATE

Salmon-Challis National Forest fire danger is HIGH. Make sure your campfire is dead out. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.

3 Mile Fire: This fire is east of Anderson Mountain and north of Dahlonega Creek and is currently staffed with six (6) smokejumpers and one Type I crew. Access to this fire is limited. Fire is 10 acres with 90% containment. Fuels are subalpine fir and lodgepole pine with many dead and down trees. This will be the last update unless significant activity occurs. The road and trail closures associated with the 3 Mile Fire have been rescinded.

Golden Trout: This fire is southwest of Golden Trout Lake, within and outside of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and is currently staffed with one Type I crew. Access to this fire is limited. Fire is 27 acres with 100% containment. Fuels are subalpine fir and whitebark pine and many dead and down trees. The road and trail closures associated with the Golden Trout Fire have been revised.

Current Closure:

Crags Horse Alternate Trail (Forest Trail #6236), beginning at the Big Horn Crags Trailhead to where Bighorn Crags Trail #6021, Upper Yellowjacket Creek Trail #6038, and Crags Horse Alternate Trail #6236 come together.

All other road and trail closures associated with the Golden Trout Fire have been rescinded. Road and trail closures will continue to be assessed daily. Click here for information: http://bit.ly/29pw2RT. This will be the last update on the Golden Trout Fire unless significant activity occurs.

Rattlesnake: This fire is east of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River (river right), north of Rattlesnake Creek and south of Woolard Creek in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and is 15-20 acres with scattered fuels. The fire is burning mid-slope with no smoke showing. Fire is lightning caused, and will continue to be permitted to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the wilderness. This will be the last update unless significant activity occurs.

You are welcome to visit the Salmon-Challis National Forest website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/scnf/home, and check out News & Events, ‘Like Us’ on https://www.facebook.com/salmonchallisnf, and ‘Follow Us’ on https://twitter.com/SalmonChallisNF for further information.




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