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2005 VALLEY ROAD FIRE

Valley Road Fire plume, Thursday, 3:56 p.m., Sept. 8, 2005. Copyright photo: Lynne Stone, Boulder-White Clouds Council.

 

Valley Road Fire plume, Thursday, 3:56 p.m., Sept. 8, 2005. The fire is burning Fourth of July Canyon, Pass Creek, Fisher Creek, Pigtail Creek and approaching Warm Springs Meadow. Copyright photo: Lynne Stone, Boulder-White Clouds Council.

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Valley Road Fire
Valley Road Fire burns Fisher Creek, three miles behind this Shaw Mesa home near Highway 75 in the Sawtooth Valley. Copyright photo: Lynne Stone, Boulder-White Clouds Council.
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2005
>Valley Road Forest Fire Update, September 22, 2005
Large forest fire in the White Clouds likely won't be the last.
A view from Lynne Stone, BWCC Director

The Valley Road fire began Sept. 3 in the Sawtooth Valley 15 miles south of Stanley. Snow and rain on Sept. 10 helped bring containment to the fire, after burning over 40,800 acres. It started from a ranch trash barrel on a windy Saturday afternoon of Labor Day weekend.

During the first week, over 1000 fire fighters and support personnel were on the blaze, along with various numbers of tanker trucks, helicopters, small planes and retardant bombers.

At times, the fire’s huge mushroom-shaped plume, reportedly reached 35,000 feet and was visible in Twin Falls 150 miles away...
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>News Release: USDA Forest Service, Sawtooth National Forest
COMMUNITY MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 10TH, IN STANLEY REGARDING REHABILITATION OF VALLEY ROAD FIRE AREA
Stanley, ID, October 3, 2005

A community meeting has been set for Monday evening, October 10th, in Stanley for a presentation by the Forest Service regarding rehabilitation efforts on the recent 40,838 acre Valley Road Fire.
The meeting will start at 6:00 PM at the Community Center Building in Stanley...
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>Press Release: VALLEY ROAD FIRE REHAB
EMERGENCY REHABILITATION PROCESS UNDERWAY FOR 40,838 ACRE VALLEY ROAD FIRE: $1,725,600 PROJECT GIVEN GREEN LIGHT
Stanley, ID, October 3, 2005
The rehabilitation process is now underway for the 40,838 acre area burned by the recent Valley Road Fire, southeast of Stanley in the White Cloud Mountains...
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>Valley Road Fire Update
Look at views of Fisher Creek, one of the drainages that burned during in Valley Road Fire...VIEW PHOTOS...->
 

2006
>Sun Valley Guide Article Summer 2006
A valley ablaze
By Shea Andersen

In just seven days, the Valley Road Fire consumed 40,838 acres of White Cloud mountain country. Its voracious flames threatened lives, destroyed miles of popular trails and killed thousands of fish. Shea Andersen gets up close and personal with the largest fire in the history of the Sawtooth National Forest...
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2007
>Valley Road Fire Update
The land is healing from this 48,838 acre burn in the White Clouds...VIEW PHOTOS...->

>Sawtooth National Forest Website
For more information including fire maps, go to the Sawtooth National Forest website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/sawtooth/fire/valley_rd_fire/index.shtml.
 

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