The Pioneer Fire ignited on July 18, 2016, around 1700 hours from an unknown cause that is still being actively investigated. It is located on the Boise National Forest, approximately East of Deadwood Reservoir and South of Forest Service Rd 579 in Garden Valley, Idaho.
There are currently 988 personnel which include fire crews, air resources, overhead team and support units, including 21 crews, 9 helicopters, 30 engines, 4 dozers, 3 masticators and 17 water tenders.
The fire has devoured 181,297 acres but fire crews have successfully gained a 56% containment status.
Fire crews are focused on the NW side of the fire, East of the Reservoir. A Firefighter Spike Camp previously located in Idaho City was terminated and moved to Bruce Meadows airstrip on September 6th.
A TFR is in effect which restricts all private and commercial aircraft, including drones over the West side of Warm Springs Creek Trail, also known as Trail #147.
For more specific restrictions, visit http://tfr.faa,gov/save_pages/detail_6_6910.html
Those who may be hiking, hunting or in the area near this fire, here is a map to help guide you where you should be and not in the Fire area.
To seek out additional details on closures in this area, go to http://ttwww.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices
- Boise County Government
- Boise County Sheriff’s Office
- Boise National Forest – Emmett District, Idaho City District, Lowman District
- Centennial Job Corps
- Garden Valley Fire Protection District
- ID Dept of Lands
- ID Dept of Transportation
- ID State Parks & Rec
Sources: Inciweb, Boise National Forest, Pioneer Fire Facebook page and Social Media
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