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Moose Fire grows to 37,264 acres and is 10% contained

Open house fire discussion planned for Wednesday
Moose Fire
Moose Fire Salmon Idaho Map
Posted at 8:34 AM, Jul 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-26 10:54:46-04

The Moose Fire north in Idaho, has burned an estimated 37,264 acres and is 10% contained as of Tuesday morning. It is centered about 17 miles north of Salmon in the Salmon-Challis National Forest.

Fire managers report the fire was active with uphill runs and group torching once the inversion lifted on Monday afternoon.

Firefighters will work Tuesday to continue structure preparation work along US Highway 93 along Highway 93 from North Fork south toward Salmon.

Crews are also working to remove the helicopter that crashed last week in the Salmon River, killing two pilots.

Smoke from the Moose Fire darkens the skies over the Salmon River Valley Wednesday

The fire is burning in grass, brush, and timber along both sides of the Salmon River.

The Lemhi County Sheriff has issued evacuation warnings in the area of the Moose Fire. The latest updates from the Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office can be here.

An evacuation center is available at the Salmon Valley Baptist Church, 1230 Cemetery Street, in Salmon. Additional information is available by calling 208-756-3324, 208-940-2220, or 208.940-0220.

Values at risk include residences, energy infrastructure, the Salmon municipal watershed, mining operations, heritage resources, fisheries, livestock grazing allotments, and a variety of recreational opportunities, particularly river rafting.

A community open house will be held to discuss the Moose Creek Fire at the Gibsonsville Improvement Association Building on Wednesday, July 27, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

There are 826 people assigned to the Moose Fire. The cause of the fire, which was reported on July 17, has yet to be determined.