The Cove Creek fire on the Salmon-Challis National Forest remains active Tuesday. It is estimated at 2,013 acres and burning in the scar of the 2012 Mustang Complex.
Crews are working around private property and setting burnout fires inside a control line to consume fuel between the edge of the fire and the control line.
Control of the firefighting effort will be turned over to Great Basin Team 7 on Wednesday.
The forest is encouraging people near a wildfire effort to keep their distance and out of the way of firefighters working in the area. Travelers should slow down, but don’t stop in the fire area.
Helicopters cannot dip into the areas where cars are parked too close or where rafters are lingering in the water.