Trinity Ridge Fire now 43 percent contained
Crews are still fighting the Trinity Ridge Fire near Featherville. The fire has reached 145,696 acres but is now 43 percent contained.
"Along the western flank of the fire, crews are continuing to prepare the Middle Fork Road for the fire’s approach," said David Seesholtz with the Boise National Forest. "Helicopters are being used to slow the fire’s movement toward the Middle Fork of the Boise River. Four Hotshot crews are fighting the fire directly along its western flank, in the Pete, Repeat, Big Five and Sheep Creek drainages."
On the northern side, crews are monitoring the area by air and on the southern side, crews are mopping up. Weather conditions today are expected to continue to be warm and dry over the fire area. Firefighters are bracing for a front today that could trigger winds gusting to 15-20 mph from the northwest.
The Elmore County Sheriff lifted the evacuation order for the area from Featherville to Paradise on Sunday, September 2.
There is a large closure area around the fire. You can find details on Inciweb at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/
Photos courtesy Kari Greer/US Forest Service