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Has anyone heard about this fire or have any further updates??

"The Boundary Fire (August 10): The fire is located approximately two (2) miles west of Boundary Creek Boat Launch on the Middle Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The fire is estimated at 204 acres burning in subalpine fir, spruce, Douglas fir, and lodgepole pine. There are three (3) Type I helicopters, two (2) Type II helicopters, one (1) Type III helicopter, and multiple Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) dropping water on the fire this afternoon and early evening. An air attack along with a Wildland Fire Module (10 people), and two (2) Type II Initial Attack crews (20 people) are also assigned to the fire with additional resources on order.

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– Boundary Creek boat launch site CLOSED. The Boundary Creek Road, Boundary Creek boat launch, Boundary Creek campground, and Dagger Falls campground are closed to all traffic at this time. The Indian Creek launch site remains open and there are several companies that fly in daily. River staff will keep the public informed as they receive updates about the fire"

 

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Isn't that the truth. Man, hopefully this doesn't burn Boundary up. I would love to use my date off the top in September.
Same. I'm hoping I can still get in there for my Sep 1 launch.. What day are you launching?
 

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On the second picture, the creek is Suplhur creek, that puts the point of smoke closest to the plane approx. 1.8 miles from boundary creek. The smoke direction is directly towards boundary creek which suggest fires is moving that direction as well. NOAA is suggesting calm S winds.
 

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Jus looked at the latest fire detections from satellites. It is definitely grown towards the Boundary Creek and the latest active fire detection is less than 1.2 miles West of the trailer parking lot.
 

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Good God Inciweb is just complete shit anymore. A little strip of map at the top instead of a full page. No Kmz files and their attached 'map' is pretty much all of Central Eastern Idaho. And catch this from the

"Incident Overview"
"Yesterday, three (3) Type I helicopters, two (2) Type II helicopters, one (1) Type III helicopter, and multiple Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) dropped water on the fire. The fire was active with isolated torching, the fire was creeping and backing towards Boundary Creek Boat Launch. Assigned crews were mobilized to the fire.

Today, aircraft will be used for bucket work to help slow the spread of the fire and strengthen containment lines. Crews will engage the fire directly where it is safe to do so and evaluation of values at risk will begin. Values at risk are defined as property, structures, physical improvements, natural and cultural resources, community infrastructure, and economic, environmental, and social values such as the Middle Fork River corridor. "

How are the social values of the Middle Fork at risk here? What kind of double speak is this?
 

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Sounds like they are going to sit at the boat launch and wait until it comes right down to them. I hope the ramp doesn't burn but I wouldn't mind the "Pizza Hut" up the street going up in flames. That roof is ugly as shit.
 

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Good God Inciweb is just complete shit anymore. A little strip of map at the top instead of a full page. No Kmz files and their attached 'map' is pretty much all of Central Eastern Idaho. And catch this from the

"Incident Overview"
"Yesterday, three (3) Type I helicopters, two (2) Type II helicopters, one (1) Type III helicopter, and multiple Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) dropped water on the fire. The fire was active with isolated torching, the fire was creeping and backing towards Boundary Creek Boat Launch. Assigned crews were mobilized to the fire.

Today, aircraft will be used for bucket work to help slow the spread of the fire and strengthen containment lines. Crews will engage the fire directly where it is safe to do so and evaluation of values at risk will begin. Values at risk are defined as property, structures, physical improvements, natural and cultural resources, community infrastructure, and economic, environmental, and social values such as the Middle Fork River corridor. "

How are the social values of the Middle Fork at risk here? What kind of double speak is this?
Are you tuned in to caltopo?
 

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J-https://caltopo.com/m/176F

Search Boundary Creek, Idaho and zoom in and you can see the road down. On the right, layer in fire activity and it will show where the fire is in relation to the ramp. Pretty good tool. Better than inci. Looks like there is still some distance between but not a lot.
 

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J-https://caltopo.com/m/176F

Search Boundary Creek, Idaho and zoom in and you can see the road down. On the right, layer in fire activity and it will show where the fire is in relation to the ramp. Pretty good tool. Better than inci. Looks like there is still some distance between but not a lot.
Woah! Thanks for that tool!
 

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I got Boundary Creek in the White Clouds first but that is an amazing tool.......how long has this been going on?

I feel dumb for not knowing.
 

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Looks as though there is limited entry to the launch via pilot vehicle in mornings (conditions allowing) Updated on Friday the 20th. Appears as though the boat slide is rigged with USFS line/hose/sprinkler to protect the structure in the event fire is upon it

Boundary Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System

The lightning-caused Boundary Fire 24 miles NW of Stanley was detected on August 10. On Thursday, the fire exhibited minimal activity. Most of the activity was concentrated in the timber in the north section of the fire. After Wednesday's more active burning and wind-driven runs, flight crews were able to estimate the fire has grown to about 550 acres.
Firefighters are now using a point protection strategy to protect values at risk rather than directly engaging. Type 1 crew members are staying at Sulfur Creek Ranch and Morgan Ranch to assist with creating and enhancing defensible space.

Float boaters with a Middle Fork of the Salmon launch permit are being offered a limited access option to the Boundary Creek Launch Site. Early each morning, when conditions allow, a Forest Service pilot vehicle is escorting permit holders through the closure to the launch site.

Plant Vegetation Track Tree Body of water
 
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