Halstead Fire Now At 34,021 Acres


By Paul Johnson

Stanley, Idaho (KMVT-TV) – Officials with the Salmon-Challis National Forest say that the Halstead fire has grown to 34,021 acres. The fire 18 miles northwest of Stanley has been burning for 12 days. It started July 27th from a lightning storm that passed through the area. Right now, containment remains at 1%. 394 personnel including 8 hand crews, 14 engines and 3 helicopters are on the scene. The short term weather forecast calls for high pressure with southwest flow that will continue to bring unstable air into central Idaho. This will mean afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon with gusts near 40 mph near thunderstorms. Humidity will be 6-12 percent and highs 84-92 degrees.

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