Forest Service

Smoke and Flames – Forest Fire Update – Friday July 19
The largest forest fire in the area is on the Salmon-challis National Forest - the Papoose Fire (see photo). It is over 5,000 acres and is burning in steep, rocky, inaccessible areas along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Those who plan to float the Salmon River need to check with Forest Service…
Montana’s Wildfire Season Expected to be ‘Significant’
The summer wildfire season is expected to be at least as bad as last year, according to officials with the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.
The center noted recent precipitation and cooler temperatures have delayed by several weeks the start of the fire season in Oregon, Idaho, Washi…

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