Gold Pan Fire

Bitterroot Forest Areas Opened
The weather is allowing the Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor to reopen the closed areas at the Gold Pan Complex in the south end of the valley.
Supervisor Julie King lifted all closures this week, including the trails and roads in the Frank Church and Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness areas...
Gold Pan Closure Area Reduced
More access for the public is the reason for a condensed closure around the Gold Pan Complex of forest fires in the West Fork Ranger District.
Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Julie King signed the order this week, which moves the boundary back to the Hells Half Road on the Magruder Corridor (se…
Gold Pan Fire Update
The 42,000 acre Gold Pan Complex of forest fires has continued burning - with isolated "torching" and some creeping fire along the ground, according to the latest Bitterroot National Forest news release.
The fire has been burning in the Jack the Ripper Creek and the upper Blue Joint…
Gold Pan Fire at 42,000 Acres
The Gold Pan complex of fires in the south end of the Bitterroot Valley grew over 1,000 acres this past weekend.
The growth was mainly north and east as the fire, which started in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, moved farther into the Blue Joint drainage near McGregor Creek and Nez P…
Magruder Road is Open for Four Hours a Day
The Magruder Road Corridor between Montana's Nez Perce Pass and Elk City, Idaho, has re-opened to the public between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, according to a new release from the Gold Pan Complex firefighters.
The Gold Pan Complex is mainly south of the corridor and is currently listed at about …
Gold Pan Complex of Forest Fires Continues Slow Growth
The Gold Pan Complex of fires in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness is an estimated 35,000 acres in size, with the two major fires being the Gold Pan at 34,000 and Nez Peak at about 1,000 acres.
The eastern portion of the Gold Pan Fire has backed down into the bottom of the Blue Joint Cre…
Gold Pan Complex Forest Fire Invades Montana
The Gold Pan Complex of fires includes the Gold Pan fire, the Thirteen fire, the Goat fire and the Nez Peak fire.
The Gold Pan Complex has burned down into the upper Blue Joint drainage in Montana in the West Fork Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest (see photo)...
Nez Perce Peak Forest Fire Added to the Gold Pan Complex
The Gold Pan forest fire Complex in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness now consists of four named fires - Gold Pan, Goat, Thirteen and Nez Peak. All together, the fires have burned over 18,000 acres on the West Fork Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest...

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