Fire and smoke in Idaho

Fire and smoke in Idaho

12August 2006

Latest GOES-11 image:

This multispectral combined image was taken on 11 August 2006 andshows a wildfire located 6 km northeast of Landmark, Idaho, is producing a dense of smoke that snaked north-northeastward. Another fire is11 km north of Stanley.

(source: OSEI)

Firefighters continue to battle large fires in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, the biggest being the Potato Fire. Thursday, fire managers report that more than3,600 ha have burned. More than 750 people are fighting the blaze. It is threatening 10 homes and more than 60 other structures and campgrounds. The Yankee Fork Road remains closed north of Sunbeam.

West of that fire is the Boundary Fire. It’s threatening a popular boat launch site. The180-ha fire started Monday from lightning.

The Garden Creek Fire in the North Fork area has now burned 40 ha. It’s burning inside the same area where the Clear Creek Fire burned three years ago. A few trails near the fire have been closed.

Crews working on the Stone 2 Fire near the Idaho-Utah border believe they’ll be able to contain it on Saturday. It’s burned more than12,000 ha.

Smoke jumpers are still working on the Elk Fire on the Idaho-Wyoming border. It has burned6 ha.

For more information see:

  • National Interagency Fire Center



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