Fire Burning In Salmon Challis Forest


By Paul Johnson

Salmon, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Crews are fighting a fire in the Salmon Challis National forest. At last report, the fire has burned 300 acres in the Goat Creek area which is two miles from the mouth of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.
The fire is currently burning in stringers of alpine fir amongst rock outcroppings and cliff lines. Terrain is very steep and inaccessible. Smoke and fire may be visible from the lower end of the Middle Fork and along the Main Salmon River. Salmon-Challis National Forest Fire Managers expect the fire to continue to burn throughout the summer or until a significant weather event occurs.

There are inherent risks associated with backcountry recreation. Forest visitors should use caution if traveling near the Goat creek and Horse Haven areas. Wilderness experiences can include many unpredictable natural events, including fire, which can present dangerous situations. Areas within and adjacent to a fire are part of a rapidly changing environment. Hazards in the fire area can include rolling rocks and debris, falling trees, and dense smoke.

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