2021 Payette Wilderness Fires (Wildfire)

Three fires are burning in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Payette National Forest. The Club, Rush Creek, and Vinegar fires were started by lightning on July 15, 2021. A Type 3 Incident Management Team took over the fires on July 19th. A closure order for trails has been put in place in and around these fires for public and firefighter safety to prevent any interference with suppression and response operations.  The Club Fire started 3 miles southwest of Root Ranch and is 36 acres, located at (lat/long: 45 16 48 x 115 03 18). Crews are doing point protection on values at risk, and are working closely with Root Ranch personnel. A separate Inciweb entry has been created and can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7704/ or by searching Club Fire in the incident search bar. The Rush Creek Fire started at the confluence of Telephone and Rush Creeks, 14 miles southwest of Taylor Ranch. The origin is located at (lat/long: 45 59 00 x 114 59 35). …

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