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"~'tP -.?lb- Page 18 Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Continued from front page the recent Roadside Fire. Responders came from Weiser City and Rural Fire Departments, Midvale Rural Fire Department, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Highway 95 was shut down to one lane between milepost 100 on the south side and milepost 102 on the north side, with traffic escorted by a pilot car. The cause of the fire is under investigation. HiUman Fire This fire was located within the Boulder Creek Drainage West of the Little Salmon River, approximately 15 miles north of New Meadows, and 4 miles south of Pinehurst, Idaho. Burning on private land, but within the Payette NF fireprotection, this fire was reported by Pollock Lookout at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. Grizzly Fire near Cambridge A human-caused fire about 6 miles north of Cambridge that started last Friday (August 3) is pretty much out. Fire fighters from multiple agencies confined it to 823 acres of mostly brush and grass on private land. The exact cause of the blaze is still under investigation A voluntary evacuation went into place Friday afternoon for the homes in the immediate vicinity of the fire off of Cow Creek Road, but everyone returned to their homes by 10:30 that night. According to Forest Service press releases, one of their goals was to limit the spread of the fire to the west into Rush Creek drainage and keep it north of Cow Creek Road and south of the Forest boundary. Access via the Cow Creek Road was used, but it wasn't necessary to use the controversial part The Greenfield fire was the second within a week near Midvale. of it in Section 25. However, if the fire had gone east, access via the Goodrich Road to Cow Creek Road, which is now illegally blocked would have been a valuable, and faster, route to reach the fire from the new Goodrich Fire Station. Conditions Much of the smoke in the air of late is probably coming from the Halstead fire near Stanley, which, as of Monday, had burned 27,000 acres. "We have critical conditions below 6,000 feet in elevation on both sides of the forest, with fire danger indices particularly high," said Francis Russo, PAl: Fire Dispatch Technician. "We've not seen numbers in the beginning of August like this since 2007/ Eleven human-caused fires have burned 5,946 acres while 27 lightning fires have burned 100 acres. The hot dry areas on the west side of the forest are producing larger fires. "Particularly troubling is JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL Tfl Blackened landscape from the Midvale Hill forms the smoke rising from the Grizzly Fix that 11 of our 38 wildfires have been human-caused fires; said Rand) Skelton, Deputy Fire and Aviation Staff Officer. "These are preventable wildfires and the public plays a key part in preventing these types of wildfire. Please be especially careful with any possible ignition Source and call the authorities ff you see Smoke where it shouldn't be: Fire restrictions expected Monday Laura Pramuk at the Forest Supervisor's Office in McCall has announced: "The Payette National Forest is expected to issue Perfeetlon is our Goal Adams County Record ecent Roadside Fire on d of this photo showing north of Cambridge. ;tage 1 Fire Restrictions on Monday, August 13. This will include all federal and state managed lands outside of the Frank Church RNR Wilderness7 "The National Forests will be preparing a list of designatedcampgrounds where campfires will be allowed7 "Stage One Fire Restrictions limit fires, campfires or stoves on lands in designated recreation sites or owner provided structures. The restrictions also prohibit smoking on affected lands except in certain circumstancesY Honesty is ore. PoKey 2104 tlWY 95 COUNCIL ID 253-3614 THE COMING SOON 253-4499 BRIAN & ANDI THE BRANDING IRON BAGK BY POPULAR Family Ownea FULL 8am to Monday Payeltre. available - 2xlO, Fir. 99 by the lb. httings bifolds, core. standard sizes.