Kootenai River Complex fires estimated to be 20,908 acres

  • Source: Bonners Ferry Herald
  • Published: 09/20/2022 12:00 AM

The Kootenai River Complex fires are estimated to have reached 20,908. Estimated size has not changed due to no infrared detection flight taking place. Over the weekend the Type 2 Eastern Area Incident Management Team Gold took over managing the fires from the Northern Rockies Team 4. The fires are at 79% completion with 263 personnel. Currently there are no evacuations in place. Active fires can mean National Forest trail and road closures on National Forests, incident management team officials wrote in a press release. Closures near the Westside Road are intended to keep people safe from active fire and responding suppression equipment, but they also keep visitors from areas where the risk of falling hazard trees is extreme.


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