Marty Adell’s Great Basin Incident Management Team 5 took over management of the Boundary and Scarface Fires Tuesday.
The two fires merged Monday evening and will now be managed as a single incident. The increased numbers below reflect the combined acreages.
The lightning caused fire that started on August 10 has now burned 58,769 and is 48% contained.
The Boundary Fire is burning in steep and inaccessible terrain in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, on the Middle Fork Ranger District. Firefighter and public safety remain the number one priority for the Boundary Fire.
Fire activity picked up in the Lime Creek area Monday with gusty afternoon winds, with fire making uphill runs. The fire continued back and flanking downhill toward Thomas Creek. Two separate columns were visible from Stanley, Idaho.