Bitterroot National Forest

Forest Fire Smoke Invades the Bitterroot Valley
A smoke plume was evident over the Bitterroot Mountains Friday afternoon and evening. The smoke is tentatively identified as the California Point Fire, which is in Idaho in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. (see circled area on a Friday, July 26, satellite map)
The California Point Fire started by li…
Gold Pan Fire Jumps Toward the Magruder Corridor
The Gold Pan forest fire in the Frank Church Wilderness is now over 5,000 acres and the fire has jumped the Selway River. It is moving closer to the Magruder Ranger Station and a Type 2 Fire Management Team will take over the Gold Pan and the much smaller Goat wilderness fire this weekend...
Gold Pan Fire Moves Closer to Magruder Road in Wilderness
The Gold Pan wilderness fire is now over 3,000 acres in size and is only a quarter mile from the Magruder Corridor road between the Frank Church and the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness areas.
Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest said the lightning-caused fire in the West Fork Ranger District has …

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