Halstead Fire Near Stanley Now At 36,814 Acres
Stanley, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Halstead fire burning in the Salmon-Challis National Forest has grown to 36,814 acres. Officials say the lightning sparked fire is 3% contained. Currently 392 personnel are on the scene of the fire. Officials say there was not a lot of growth on the fire yesterday. The fire continued to move towards Marsh Creek and was burning in the Vanity Summit area. The most growth was seen near Trail Creek. Burn out operations will continue in Asher Creek to protect private land. Firefighters will continue their indirect attack on the fire, ensuring firefighter and public safety is the highest priority. Firefighters will continue to reduce the threat of fire to private lands by reducing the fuel load along the boundary with private lands.
The Halstead Fire Emergency Area Closure went into effect August 3, 2012 for all access points to the Cape Horn Area, all access to the Seafoam Bubble, all access to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness that is east of the Middle Fork Wild and Scenic River Corridor, east of Bluebunch Ridge, and north of Lola Creek, National Forest lands north of Hwy 21 & 75 to Sunbeam and west of Yankee Fork Road to Loon Creek Guard Station. The Pinyon Peak Road in its entirety is closed.
The following CAMPGROUNDS are closed due to the fire closure: Beaver Creek Campground, Lola Creek Campground, Marsh Creek Transfer, Josephus Lake.
ALL ROADS and TRAILS within the closure and forming boundaries of the closure area are CLOSED.
The Boundary Creek Launch Site and the entire Middle Fork River Corridor are OPEN. In addition, Highway 21 from Stanley to Boise is NOT affected by the fire.