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Fire Reported in Hell’s Canyon Downstream From Pittsburg Landing on Sunday

WHITEBIRD – The U.S. Forest Service – Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests reported via social media Sunday after an emerging fire incident in Hell’s Canyon just downstream from Pittsburg Landing on the Snake River.

The Jones Creek Fire was reported to be about 300 acres and growing as of Sunday morning.

According to the post that appeared on Facebook, smokejumpers were ordered to the fire area but were unable to engage in jump operations due to poor visibility from the current smokey conditions.

Fire Managers from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, Idaho Departments of Lands, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest are working in conjunction to develop a plan to get firefighters in by jet boat since aviation is not a safe or viable options under these smokey conditions.

Updates will be posted as they become available.