Officials on the Salmon-Challis National Forest have terminated a closure for the area around the Vader Fire.  All roads and trails within the closure area are now open. 

     The Vader Fire, reported July 19, burned 443 acres on the southeast side of state Highway 21 about 13 miles northwest of Stanley. The fire burned in lodgepole pine stands with heavy dead and down fuels. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

     The Forest Service reported Monday that the fire was 95 percent contained, with only minimal creeping and smoldering.

     The Shady Fire, burning about 2 miles from the Seafoam Guard Station about 12 miles east of the Boundary Creek launch site on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, has burned about 3,664 acres, up from 1,382 acres reported a week ago.

     The fire is being managed with a point-protection strategy to protect resources, including mining and Forest Service infrastructure, without directly halting the continued spread of the wildfire.

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