Moose fire reaches 43,000 acres

Moose Fire spreads to more than 32,000 acres.
Moose Fire spreads to more than 32,000 acres.(U.S. Forest Service - Salmon-Challis National Forest)
Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 11:13 AM MDT
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Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — UPDATE on July 29 at 10:30 a.m.: The Moose Fire remains 15% contained, but has grown in size to 43,226 acres.

UPDATE: The Salmon-Challis National Forest has implemented road and trail closures in response to the Woodtick Fire.

All National Forest Service lands on the Middle Fork Ranger District of the Salmon-Challis National Forest in the area bounded at the junction of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness boundary, as well as the West Fork of Camas Creek Trails, the Woodtick Ridge Trail, and Middle Fork River trails.

Fire officials say the Moose Fire has now grown to more than 40,000 acres but is 15% contained as of Thursday morning.

A red flag warning has been put in place from noon to 10:00 p.m. Thursday due to thunderstorms and high winds that will take place during the day that they say may increase the chance of erratic fire behavior.

Fire containment has increased on the north and northeast sides of the fire from North Fork to the Wagon Hammer area.

Fire activity continued at the south and east sides of the blaze, but the smoke did begin to clear over much of the area as dry and hot conditions persisted.

Elsewhere in Idaho, the Woodtick Fire also continues to grow at a modest clip and is now 1,814 acres.

Residents at Camas Creek have been put on a “go” status to evacuate by the Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office, meaning immediate evacuation is neccessary.

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