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Salmon-Challis Forest reports 3 new fires

Three new fires started on the Salmon-Challis National Forest Saturday.

The “Wet Creek” fire began about 15 miles northeast of Mackay in the Pass Creek area of the Lost River Ranger District. It was about one-quarter acre in size. Foour firefighters were dispatched to fight it.

The “Swamp” fire started about 14 miles northwest of Stanley on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The fire is located southwest of the “Vader” fire, which was fully contained late last week. It was estimated at 1.5 acres in size. Nine firefighters are on the scene, with help from a Type III helicopter.

And, the “Bear” fire was discovered about 22 miles southwest of the North Fork on the North Fork Ranger District. It was estimated at one-tenth of an acre. Two firefighters are assigned to the fire, which was 100% contained Saturday afternoon.

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