The local ranger district and state wildlife agency have proposed changes to existing seasonal road closures in the South Hills and have asked for the public to comment. The Minidoka Ranger District and Idaho Department of Fish and Game are looking to change specific motorized road closures during the month of October and replace them with other closures.
Forest managers have planned a prescribed burn in the South Hills this week to protect aspen trees and promote their growth. The burn will be up Rock Creek Canyon in the upper Mountain View Creek area beginning October 4
UPDATE: Fire crews have been able to contain 80% of the fire as of Sunday morning. There are about 83 people working on the blaze that sparked ahead of the weekend. Officials say the fire grew little in the last several days. At this time it has burned roughly 300 acres.
HANSEN, Idaho (News Release) – The Minidoka Ranger District will soon begin implementation of the Rock Creek Fuels Project. On or shortly after June 6, agency fire crews will begin work on small areas near Upper and Lower Penstemon and Petit campgrounds.
(KLIX)- Fire crews have their hands full fighting several fires across Southern Idaho. The
Great Basin Incident Management Team One took over the Minidoka Complex fires.
Crews are battling three fires on the Minidoka Ranger District of the Sawtooth