Firefighters still working to combat Trinity Ridge Fire
Firefighters continue working on the Trinity Ridge Fire today. According to the Boise National Forest, will continue to prepare defensible space and hand lines in the Featherville and Pine areas.
A small group of firefighters will remain in Rocky Bar to monitor fire activity and work on clearing rock and debris from the roads.
Thunderstorms are expected today which could cause gusty and shifting winds around the fire. An additional helicopter from the National Guard was added yesterday to support the fire for possible medical emergencies.
"The fire was active to the south yesterday moving into the area of Big Trinity Campground and Green Creek to the south," said Dave Olson with the Boise National Forest. "Crews made progress constructing handline along Dog Mountain Ridge southeast of the fire. A small burnout operation was conducted on the northwest flank of the fire to strengthen the section of fireline between the Middle and North Fork Boise Rivers near Barber Flat."
Sunday, lightning from the thunderstorm also sparked a small fire in Robert’s Gulch east of Featherville. Firefighters staged nearby were able to quickly extinguish the flames that burned about a quarter of an acre.
Photo courtesy Boise National Forest