As the Trinity Ridge Fire calms, restrictions are eased
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- For most of the summer, the Trinity Ridge Fire in the Boise National Forest caused headaches for recreationists.
Come Monday, Forest Service officials say some restrictions and closures are being lifted.
The wildfire isn't out, but cooler temperatures and lower humidity have calmed the flames that since Aug. 3 have burned more than 220 square miles of grass, trees and brush.
As a consequence, some areas are being re-opened -- even as 20 firefighting personnel monitor the remnants of the blaze.
Some notable exceptions exist.
For instance, the Trinity Lakes Recreation Area will remain closed.
And parts of West Warrior Mountain will still be off limits, too.
People interested in checking out where they're allowed -- and places they must avoid -- should check with the Mountain Home Ranger District.
Photos courtesy Boise National Forest