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Update: Freezeout Ridge Fire tops 3,200 acres



— The Freezeout Ridge Fire, having burned 3,199 acres in an area 11 miles southwest of Riggins, received a small amount of precipitation last night. The most active part of the fire continues to be the northeast corner. Fire is burning in heavy fuels in the Horse Heaven Lake area. Suppression efforts with helicopters are aimed at preventing the fire from spreading through old burn scars further to the north of Horse Heaven Lake and east, south of Mill Creek, and southwest of Dog Creek were the focus of firefighting efforts today. The fire continued to back down canyon along Anchor Creek toward Granite Creek, where helicopters were also used to slow fire spread.

The following Trail Closures are in effect for public and firefighter safety:

· Trail #113: Closed from Junction with Trail #62 (#625) southwest to Junction with Trail #192/#191

· Trail #101 (#101A): Closed from Junction with Trail #61 south to Junction with Trail #214 and #124

· Trail #61: Closed from Junction with Trail #101 east to Junction with Trail #55.

· Trail #62 (#625): Closed from Junction with Trail #101 East to Junction with trail #113.

· Trail #192: Closed from Junction with Trail #189 at Stevens Saddle north to Junction with Trail #194/191/113.

· Trail #194 (#113): Closed from Junction with Trail #214 east to Junction with Trail #191 (#113)

· Trail #191: Closed from HCNRA Wilderness Boundary by Holbrook Saddle to Junction with Trail #113/192.

· Trail # 214: Closed from Junction with Trail #101 south to Junction with Trail #218 at Purgatory Saddle.

· Trail # 216: Closed from Junction with Trail #214 west to Junction with Trail #215.

· Trail #189: Closed from Junction with Trail #214 east to Junction with Trial #191

· Trail # 321: Closed from Junction with Trail #189 to Ruth Lake.

· Trail #124: Closed from Junction with Trail #69 south to Junction with Trail # 214

· Trail #114: Closed from Junction with Trail 112 southeast to Junction with Trail # 214

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