Layton Fire Department sends crew to assist Idaho wildfire
LAYTON, Utah — Layton City Fire Department is sending a crew and brush truck to assist on the Moose Fire in Idaho.
The Moose Fire is now over 56,000 acres in the Salmon-Challis National Forest about 17 miles north of Salmon, Idaho.
A Facebook post from Layton City Fire Department explained the fire was threatening residences, energy infrastructure, the Salmon municipal watershed, heritage resources, livestock grazing allotments, mining operations, fisheries, and a variety of recreational opportunities.
“Firefighters continue with structure protection efforts in the Spring Creek, Pine Creek, Panther Creek, Tower Creek, 4th of July Creek, and Moose Creek areas, the Highway 93 corridor, and many other locations. The fire is currently being managed by Great Basin Team 2, a Type 1 incident management team. Great Basin Team 1 is mobilizing and expected to take over management of the fire on Wednesday, August 3 at 6:00 a.m.”
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