Beaver Creek Fire estimated at 67% contained
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The Beaver Creek fire is estimated at 111,163 acres with 67 percent containment. Nearly 1,500 personnel are currently assigned to the fire. As fire conditions improve, personnel will be assigned to other fires or allowed to take time off.
Light rain occurred nearly everywhere Thursday night and as a result very little fire activity was reported by Fire Managers. Thursday night’s rain will limit fire activity on Friday. Smoke will be visible in the area until the heavy fuels burn out.
All rehabilitation was completed in Deer Creek. Two hotshot crews are working towards each other on the southern perimeter of the fire to tie in the ridge lines above Kinsey Creek, Wolftone Gulch and over to Kelly Mountain. Progress is being made to finish construction of this fireline.
Mandatory evacuations are still in effect from Galena Summit south to the SNRA Headquarters on both sides of Highway 75 including Baker Creek and Easley. Croy Creek Canyon west of Red Elephant Gulch Road is also under mandatory evacuation.
Idaho big game hunting seasons are fast approaching with the first controlled hunt for Antelope beginning on August 30th. Hunters are reminded that area closures are in effect for the Forest Service and BLM managed lands in and around the fire area. Updated hunting information can be found at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov.
More fire details are available at inciweb.org/incident/3635/.
Current evacuation information can also be found at blainesheriff.com.
Residents can register for the Everbridge emergency alert system at BlaineCounty.org by clicking on the Emergency Alert Program tab on the left hand side of the page.
The fire information call center is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; however, due to the reduction of phone call inquiries over the past several days the only number that will be active is 877-711-1333.umber that will be active is 877-711-1333.