Photos: Halstead fire closes parts of Highway 75
The Halstead Fire, which is 3 miles north of Stanley, is currently burning at 116,850 acres and is 7 percent contained.
Highway 75 remains closed between Lower Stanley and Gardner Creek due to the fire. According to the Salmon-Challis National Forest, local traffic may be permitted escorted by a pilot car, dependant upon fire activity. But it is difficult to predict when conditions will be safe for motorists due to changing fire conditions and reduced visibility from smoke so travelers are encouraged to find alternate routes.
A large area around the Halstead Fire is closed. For information on the closure area visit: www.fs.usda.gov/sawtooth and www.fs.usda.gov/scnf .
The Salmon-Challis National Forest will be holding a community meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Challis Middle School Auditorium.
For more information on smoke and air quality, visit http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/