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Evacuations lifted at Moose Fire near Salmon

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Posted at 8:22 AM, Oct 04, 2022

MISSOULA - All of the evacuations that had been in place for the 130,114 acre Mosse Fire near Salmon, Idaho have been lifted.

The blaze is 75% contained.

A community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, at 6 p.m. at the Salmon-Challis National Forest Supervisor's Office, located at 1206 South Challis Street in Salmon.

Fire managers report that fire activity remains minimal due to recent precipitation, cooler temperatures and moderate relative humidity.

Lookouts have been placed in strategic locations to watch the fire line.

Crews have made significant progress on repair projects, including:

  • Completion of repair along the 300 Road
  • Repair of dozer line in the Jureano Mountain/Trapper Ridge area utilizing excavators to move slash to cover disturbed areas
  • Repair work south of Salmon on the handline and dozer line from Old Leesburg Road south towards Gorley Creek
  • Removal of pumps and hoses from Diamond Creek and Jesse Creek
  • Crews are also nearing completion of fuels removal and repair in the powerline corridor