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IBEX MEETING TONIGHT 8-29-17

There will be a Community Meeting tonight at 7PM at the Challis Middle School Auditorium on Main Street and 7th Avenue in Challis.

Fire size is approximately 11,822 acres. The forecast is for isolated rain showers to move over the area this morning. The air mass will be more unstable this afternoon with isolated to widely scattered dry thunderstorms developing. Fire activity was somewhat moderated yesterday due to cloud and smoke cover. The fire is burning in McKee, Rush, Cottonwood, Ibex, and Trapper Creeks. The fire was most active in Trapper Creek. The fire remains on the ridge between Trapper Creek and East Mayfield Creek. The fire has moved east and is now burning outside of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Approximately 300 acres of the fire is outside of the wilderness. Fire managers anticipate smoke will continue to filter into Challis.

The Emergency Trail and Road Closure has been expanded, which is necessary to provide protection to forest visitors from the current fire safety hazards associated with the Ibex Fire. Closure information and a map is on InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5426/38955/.

Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at VERY HIGH Fire Danger. STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS http://bit.ly/2hROZ6d are in effect until 12:01 AM., Thursday August 31, for the Salmon?]Challis National Forest outside of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Copy of Order http://bit.ly/2uvKunL

Updates and information will be provided as significant changes occur.

Further information on the Ibex Fire is on InciWeb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5426/. The public can find air quality information by clicking the links on the Ibex Fire InciWeb page.


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