7/13/21-Fire Update from Idaho Department of Lands
7/13/21-Fire Updates from the Idaho Department of Lands:
Canada Hill Fire: Fire crews are in the final mop-up of the Canada Hill Fire in Orofino. The 18-acre fire started in the City of Orofino and burned into the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Two hand crews and 2 engines are currently on the scene. The fire is under investigation.
Johnson Creek Fire- Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA): This fire located northwest of Elk River held at 240 acres. A Type 3 Incident Commander and engine module is working the fire and a 20 person hand crew and 2-Skidgines are on the way to assist. Preparations for protecting the communication site has been completed. Crews are improving access to the fire.
Armstrong Fire- Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA): The Armstrong Fire located near Butte, west of Headquarters and the town of Pierce remains at 60 acres. Fire crews have completed a fireline around the fire despite the steep terrain. There is currently a dozer and a 5-person crew on site.
Fire resources are spread thin, and with the threat of additional lightning storms throughout the week across the state, drought conditions, and High to Extremely High Fire conditions throughout the state, many regions are considering fire restrictions. Recreation has risks during extreme fire conditions. We ask that the public avoid any outdoor activity that could spark a human-caused fire.