By Julia Barton DIGITAL PRODUCER
Photos and video by Audrey Cadwallader
SALMON, Idaho – The Moose Fire broke out on July 17 around 4 p.m. approximately 21 miles north of Salmon, Idaho and is estimated to be 12,238 acres and zero percent contained as of July 19, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Winds blew smoke from the fire into Bozeman and Big Sky on the evening of July 18, however, skies have begun to clear after the initial gusts.
Located 5 miles southwest of North Fork, Idaho, the blaze’s cause is not yet determined and is burning in grass, brush and timber fuels. There are a total of 190 personnel responding to the fire.
“The fire managers are still concerned about potential fire movement and the fire could still reach the U.S. Highway 93 corridor,” said U.S. Forest Service spokesperson Amy Baumer, explaining that winds are still high and people are advised to stay out of the area if possible.