Update for Saturday, September17, 2022.
Forest Closure Reduced...
Today, the Sawtooth National Forest has reduced the area that is closed because of the Ross Fork Fire, effective Saturday, 9-17-22. All public lands east of Highway 75 are now open, as is Pettit Lake. Alturas Lake remains closed. The fire is still smoldering in many areas and can become active again as things dry out. Many hazards remain in the recently burned areas. Please recreate responsibly. See the map and the closure language on Inciweb or click Here
As of 9/16/22 all areas of the Ross Fork Fire have been reduced to READY status.
Ready status means residents should remain alert and be prepared to evacuate if conditions change. Please note all forest service roads, trails, and areas inside the newly reduced USFS forest closure remains remain closed. See link above.
*Hwy 75 remains OPEN but subject to intermittent safety closure at any time. For up-to-date Hwy Info check the Emergency Alert Notice at the top of our Homepage or the ITD 511 website.
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Updated 9/16/2022 8:30 a.m.