Update: Owl Fire 100% contained, Moose Fire 51% contained

  • Source: KIFI-TV ABC/CBS 8 Idaho Falls
  • Published: 09/21/2022 10:15 AM

The human caused Moose Fire burning west and south of North Fork has burned 130,093 acres and is 51% contained. The Owl Fire has burned 747 acres and is 100% contained. On Wednesday, an incoming weather system will produce rain, thunderstorms and winds later in the day with potential for rocks and debris flow entering the roadways due to fire damaged landscapes. Heavy equipment is being positioned to aid in debris removal. Firefighters are working to expose hot spots in order to take advantage of incoming rains that will assist in fire suppression. Tuesday’s reconnaissance of the Owl Fire showed minimal heat and will be monitored by air. Being 100% contained, transfer of the Owl Fire back to the Forest will occur at 6 p.m. this evening. Expect delays on Williams Creek Road Wednesday and Thursday as large single wide trailers are transported to Cobalt Mine. Pilot cars will be in place to escort traffic on the road beginning at 9 a.m.


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