Published Sunday, July 24, 2022, 2130 hours PT
The MOORE FIRE is burning five miles southwest of the North Fork in the vicinity of Moose Creek and Deadwater on the North Fork Ranger District and about 21 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, near the Idaho-Montana border.
The wildfire ignited one week ago today around 1600 hours, from an undetermined cause.
Resources include North Fire Protection District, Boise Hotshots, and the Salmon-Challis NF (USFS).
The wildfire has consumed 32,330 acres of timber, grass, and litter. There is a 0% containment status.
About 789 total personnel are assigned to this incident, with the IC Tony DeMasters at the helm of this wildfire.
Active surface fire with flanking, backing, and large group-tree torching has been observed.
The estimated date of containment is around August 30, 2022.
Through the Eyes of Social Media:
“Fire has now come up over the Napoleon Ridge in The Valley.” – News Media
“Smoke will continue to fill the Salmon River valley Sunday, consider wearing an N95 mask when the AQI (air quality index) is above 150- as being considered as “unhealthy”. ” – UA Wildland Air Quality Response Program.
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