Rugged terrain in the Dunn Creek fire area hinders ground crews

Rugged terrain in the Dunn Creek fire area hinders ground crews »Play Video
Fire season continues
LEWISTON, ID - Three fires continue to burn within the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

The Hurricane Creek Fire is the largest at this time at 502 acres. The fire is actively burning in the Dunn Creek drainage area; however because of the rugged terrain crews are containing this fire by air. U.S. Forest Service Public Affairs Officer Jodi Kramer said the public should know that they are actively monitoring this fire because of the close proximity to private land.

"We have been putting resources on the fire when it's appropriate,” said Kramer. “We've been using a lot of helicopter water. We do have a crew coming in today to do some work to secure more of the fire line."

The Divide fire at 160 acres is 85% contained, while the Cougar fire is 100% contained at 45 acres. Depending on fire activity, the popular Hurricane Creek Trail is expected to re-open this Thursday.