Little Queens area closure rescinded except for two roads
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The Forest area closure established for the Little Queens Fire near Atlanta, Idaho in mid-August has been rescinded with the exception of just two roads in the immediate area of the burn.
Forest Road 205 (China Basin Road) remains closed from its intersection with Forest Road 205K going northwest to its junction with Forest Road 206 (Queens River Road).
Forest Road 206 (Queens River Road) is closed from its intersection with Forest Road 268 (Middle Fork Boise River Road) going northeast to the end of the road at the Queens River Trailhead.
All other areas, trails and roads are open, including the Sawtooth Wilderness. The Middle Fork Boise River Road is open.
Brant Petersen, Idaho City District Ranger said the opening will improve hunter access to the popular area as hunting seasons begin.
With the recent fire, concern remains for vehicles becoming trapped by falling snags or rolling rock on the two closed roads that are within the burned area.
Hunters or other recreationists should use extra caution if they enter a recently burned area, and be alert for weather changes and high wind that could cause trees to fall, rolling rock, or high water events.
A detailed map and the current Forest Closure Order can be located at the Boise National Forest web page, or at Little Queens Fire site at www.inciweb.org.
Violations of the Closure Order are punishable by fines of up to $5000 for an individual and $10,000 for an organization and/or imprisonment for up to six months. Further information is available by contacting the Idaho City Ranger District at 392-6681.