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Current News & Issues: Forests & Fires

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2006 TRAILHEAD FIRE                    Photos by Lynne Stone

A year after the Valley Road Fire in the White Clouds, another blaze called the Trailhead Fire, caused high anxiety for residents of the Sawtooth Valley and Stanley Basin. It started on July 20th and was declared controlled and out by fire fighters a few weeks later. But the blaze flared again on August 23rd during high winds. Many campgrounds and roads were then closed and Stanley area residents living in wooded areas like Iron Creek, Crooked Creek and elsewhere were put on notice to be ready to evacuate. When the winds subsided, fire crews snuffed out the Trailhead Fire completely.

August 23, 2006 - View of Trailhead Fire blow up. Lynne Stone photo.
August 23, 2006 - View of Trailhead Fire blow up on a windy day from the Stanley Grade School.

 

Firefighters from the Wood River Valley set up structure protection at a residence west of Stanley. Lynne Stone photo.
Firefighters from the Wood River Valley set up structure protection at a residence west of Stanley.

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