The Pioneer Fire located eight miles North of Idaho City, Idaho on July 18th @ 1700 hours was ignited by an unknown cause. It has been burning on the Boise National Forest for almost a full month still has active fire behavior with group tree torching and short crown runs.
About 68,893 acres have been consumed but firefighters have gained a 40% containment status.
There are 1,792 personnel assigned to this incident along with the aid of 54 crews and air resources: 2 scooper planes; helos – 4 heavy, 5 medium, 3 light and 55 engines, 10 bulldozers, 21 water tenders, 8 masticators and 2 skidders.
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