A wildfire burning north of Salmon has now grown to over 16,581 acres and is 0% contained. It started on 17 July and is still active, raging in the whole region.
The Moose Fire is located approximately five miles southwest of the North Fork in the vicinity of Moose Creek and Deadwater. The blaze which is burning through timber, short grass, and brush is along both sides of the Salmon River. There are reports concerning that there is potential for the wildfire to reach the Highway 93 corridor. The cause remains undetermined. 13 crews, 24 engines, and other aircraft are responding to the incident. Evacuations have been ordered for some local communities and shelters are being set up
As of now, 85 large fires have burned 3,049,339 acres in 13 states. A total of 6,800+ wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned nationwide
The Moose Fire is now estimated over 1,000 acres. Crews including the Boise Hotshots are working on point protection/assessing primary and secondary options. A type one team is on the way with a massive group of Hotshots and Helitak ready to crush out work. #moosefire #idaho pic.twitter.com/EXLYNfBSbb
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