No Changes In Status On Fires Burning Locally In Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

The status of the large timber fires burning locally in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests remains the same.

The Sand Mountain Fire in North Latah County outside Harvard is around 1,500 acres at 58% containment.  The Johnson Creek Fire North of Elk River remains 52% contained at about 1,200 acres.

A smaller Type 3 Incident Management Team has taken over command of the blazes for a second tour.

The fires were sparked by lightning on July 7th.  The national forest near the blazes remains closed.