Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mack Fire Nearly Contained; Whiskey Complex Fully Contained

Posted By on Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The region's wildland firefighters made great progress Saturday in the Boise National Forest.

The Mack Fire, which was sparked by last Wednesday's multiple lightning strikes, is 90 percent contained this morning after burning 270 acres. With 150 firefighting personnel on the front lines, full containment is expected by day's end. The remaining lightning-ignited fires have all been contained.

The region's largest, the Whiskey Complex of fires, is now fully contained after burning more than 9,400 acres. Crews are expected to do some interior burning today to help eliminate unburned fuels.

One new fire, caused by a person, flared up Saturday and burned about one acre near Idaho City. Firefighters quickly contained that blaze late Saturday.

The Boise County Sheriff's Office has lifted all evacuations.

But Grimes Pass and South Fork Payette River roads are only open to residential traffic. Forest Road 395 remains closed.

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