Hit #1
Hit #2
Hit #1
Hit #2

Pioneer Wildfire Grows to 81,450 Acres 

click to enlarge - Pioneer Wildfire -  - BOISE NATIONAL FOREST
  • Boise National Forest
  • Pioneer Wildfire


The Pioneer Wildfire has now burned 81,450 acres of the Boise National Forest, requiring more than 1,500 personnel to battle the blaze, using 77 engines, 33 water tenders and 9 dozers.

Fire managers said the morning of Aug. 18 that Scott Mountain Lookout had been wrapped with a reflective thermal barrier in the event that the fire threatens the lookout. The Pioneer fire is 50 percent contained, and aerial resources have aided in slowing the fire's advancement. Meanwhile, firefighters continued to establish control lives about seven miles northeast of Pioneerville. 

click to enlarge More than 1,500 personnel are fighting the Pioneer Fire, which has been burning in the Boise National Forest for more than a month. - BOISE NATIONAL FOREST
  • Boise National Forest
  • More than 1,500 personnel are fighting the Pioneer Fire, which has been burning in the Boise National Forest for more than a month.
Officials are keeping a close eye on a dry cold front with strong northwest winds that could hamper firefighting efforts over the next few days. A Level 2 evacuation order remains in effect for:
  • Banks/Lowman Road, from milepost 31 to Lowman
  • Lower Bear Valley Road
  • Residents on the west side of Highway 21 near the junction with Banks/Lowman Road

Highway 17 remains closed from the Danskin boat launch to Lowman.
Pin It
Favorite

Comments


Comments are closed.


Submit an Event

Today's Pick

Basque Winefest 2017

© 2017 Boise Weekly

Website powered by Foundation