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More Roads Closed Due To Fire In Thompson Creek Area

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By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - The Thompson Creek fire burning south of Twin Falls has forced the closure of more roads. According to Julie Thomas with the Sawtooth National Forest, the closure is on Rock Creek Road between Porcupine Springs and the Third Fork Trailhead. In addition, Thomas said roads are closed west of Magpie Basin to Lava Springs and then south to Wagon Spring to Rock Creek Road.

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The official description and more detailed closures have been outlined in the following news release. Roads have been closed on the Minidoka Ranger District from the point where the NFS Road #515 (County Road G3, commonly called Rock Creek Rd.) intersects with Third Fork Trailhead located within Township 13 South, Range 19 East within the NE ¼ of Section 32 then southerly along and including NFS Road #515 for approximately 4 ½ miles, through Township 13 South, Range 19 East, Sections 32, and 31 , then through Township 14 South, Range 19 East through Sections 6, and 7, then through Township 14 South, Range 18 East through Sections 13, and 24 to its intersection with NFS Road #500 within Township 14 South, Range 18 East within the SE ¼ of Section 24 then southerly along and including NFS Road #500 through Township 14 South, Range 18 East Section 25, continuing southerly through Township 14 South, Range 19 East Sections 30 and 31 to its intersection with NFS Road #541 within Township 14 South, Range 19 East the NW ¼ of Section 31, then westerly along but excluding NFS Road #541 for approximately ¼ mile to its intersection with NFS Road #506 then northwesterly along but excluding NFS Road #506 located in Township 14 South, Range 18 East the NE ¼ of Section 36 for approximately ¼ mile to its intersection with NFS Trail #017 located within Township 14 South, Range 18 East the SE ¼ of Section 25, continuing northwesterly along but excluding NFS Trail #017 for approximately ¼ mile to its intersection with NFS Road #647 (commonly called Deadline Ridge Road) located within Township 14 South Range 18 East Section 25 continuing northerly along the eastern edge but excluding NFS Road #647 for approximately 2 miles through Township 14 South, Range 18 East, Sections 25, 24 and 13 to its intersection with NFS Road #500 , located within Township 14 South, Range 18 East, Section 14, then north-westerly for approximately 1 ½ miles along and including NFS Road #500 through Township 14 South, Range 18 East, Sections 14, 11 and 10 to its junction with NFS Trail #001 (commonly called Fifth Fork of Rock Creek Trail), then northerly along and excluding NFS Trail #001 for approximately 2 miles through Township 14 South, Range 18 East, Sections 10 and 3 to its intersection with the southern edge of Township 13 South, Range 18 East at the northern boundary of Section 3, continuing directly east along the southern edge of Township 13 South, Range 18 East along the southern boundaries of Sections 34, 35 and 36 to the intersection of the NFS Trail #235 (commonly called Rim View Trail), then northerly along and including NFS Trail #235 for approximately 4 miles through Township 13 South, Range 18 East, Sections 31, 30, 29 and 32 to its termination at the Rim View Trailhead located on NFS Road #515, terminating at the Third Fork Trailhead on NFS Road #515 (county road G3, commonly called Rock Creek Road) located with Township 13 South, Range 18 East, the NE ¼ of Section 32 where the area closure boundary begins.


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