August 29, 2017
The Bearkskin Fire has now closed part of Section 2 from Pine to Yellow Pine. The closure is north of Lohman, ID and has the main route closed due to fire traffic. Please use our gpx track to avoid the closure area.
The 5,000-acre Bearskin Fire is burning in remote, rugged terrain littered with dead and down timber amongst lodgepole pine and sub-alpine fir. Both tree species are highly flammable and carry fire easily.
On Monday, August 28, Quesinberry's NIMO Team arrived to assist with the management and suppression of the fire.
The fire is within close proximity to the 2016 Pioneer and Buck Fires. Old fire scars will be used to slow the fire's progress. Fire crews are removing vegetation along roads to slow the fire spread and protect values at risk.
Stage 1 fire restrictions remain in place and visitors should drive with caution as firefighting traffic increases. The fire area is closed to all access for public safety however, National Forest System roads remain open. The order will remain in effect until Nov. 15, 2017, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. For specific Information about Closure Order 0402-05-67, visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices