UPDATE: Halstead Fire Reaches Almost 22,000 Acres


By Brittany Cooper

UPDATE: Northwest of Stanley, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Halstead Fire is now at 21,915 acres, according to the USDA Forest Service. Containment remains at 0%. Fire danger on the Salmon-Challis National Forest is High. Lightning is being blamed for the fire which started a little more than a week ago.

Officials say on Friday afternoon, northerly winds pushed the flre slightly to the south. Firefighters will continue to construct indirect firelines from the Beaver/Marsh Creek area southeast to protect the Boy Scout Camp, private property as well as the Cape Horn Guard Station along the Highway 21 corridor.

These campgrounds are closed: Beaver Creek Campground, Lola Creek Campground, Marsh Creek Transfer and Josephus Lake.

All roads and trails within the closure and forming boundaries are closed. The Boundary Creek Launch Site and the Middle Fork River Corridor are open. Highway 21 from Stanley to Boise is not affected.

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