Johnson Creek Fire (Elk River) Update

U.S Forest Service

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The Johnson Creek Fire is burning on the Palouse Ranger District 4.5 miles north of Elk River, Idaho in the Upper Basin. On Sunday, the fire was estimated at 60 acres and is burning in heavy dead and down timber, limiting the safe access for resources. Heavy equipment is being utilized to clear and improved roads into the area to support suppression activities.

Dixie Fire Update

US Department of Agriculture

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KAMIAH, Idaho: July 9, 2021—The Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Zone, which includes lands and fire response areas for the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Lands, Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association, and Nez Perce Tribe, has coordinated initial attack responses for over 70 new wildland fires that have started since Monday, July 5. These land managers are working closely together to determine response priorities and how to most efficiently share and allocate their limited firefighting resources based on real-time information and values at risk.

Dixie and Jumbo Fire Daily Update

US Department of Agriculture

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As of 6 a.m. (PDT) July 8, Doug Turman’s Type 1 Northern Rockies National Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the Dixie and Jumbo Fires.  The team is developing an aggressive suppression strategy, factoring in the large national competition for incident resources, current environmental conditions, topography and predicted weather patterns in the coming days.


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