Bitterroot National Forest

Bitterroot Valley Forest Fire Smoke Coming from Boise Area
Forest fire smoke in the Bitterroot Valley is not coming from any fires on the Bitterroot National Forest. Instead, the forests southeast of Boise are full of fire and winds have brought heavy smoke into our area.
On the Boise National Forest, 12 miles northeast of Mountain Home, Idaho, the Pony Comp…
Gold Pan Fire Meteorologists Use Weather Balloon
With a Red Flag warning issued by the National Weather Service, more information was needed on the Gold Pan forest fire in the Frank Church Wilderness. Officials looked to the sky.
Friday, a helium-filled weather balloon with a three-pound instrument package was launched from the Incident Command Pos…
Gold Pan and Moose Meadows Forest Fire Update – August 7
Firefighters have had opportunities to prepare for movement of the Gold Pan Forest Fire in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
The 16,000 acre fire in the West Fork Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest has stayed in the wilderness area so far, but crews have built over 25 mil…
Moose Meadows and Gold Pan Forest Fires – August 1 Update
The Gold Pan Forest Fire on the West Fork Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest is now estimated to be over 15,000 acres, after experiencing 40 mile per hour downdrafts from passing thunderstorms Wednesday.
According to information officer Thomas Kempton, the fire in the Frank Church Wild…

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