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Castle Rock Fire Air Assault Video

If you like to see air tankers at work then check out this video shot by Forest Service crews atop Bald Mountain above Ketchum August 28. I got this video from a webcam page link on

Castle Rock Fire, Some Work, Some Host

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Today the Castle Rock Fire Command will host tours of the “fire camp.” The fire is 55% contained and weather appears favorable. However while hand crews hike, dozers carve, engine crews prep their equipment, air tanker and helicopter pilots fly dangerous missions and field overhead work to keep them all safe, some are hosting tours […]

Castle Rock Wildland Fire Remains a Threat

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Take a look at the Castle Rock Fire perimeter map below and notice the unsecured line surrounding the Upper Board Ranch. I can’t find any information on how many structures are in that area. Structure protection engines and crews may be doing battle before it’s over. Some Ketchum area neighborhoods are being protected by private […]

Castle Rock Fire ICP Tour…….What???

Wait, you say the Castle Rock Wildfire Incident Command would host a tour of the command post? Apparently Yes! The event was postponed until the weekend. Here is the notification that also includes the original text announcing the grand tour plans; Can you believe this? “Tonight’s Castle Rock Command Post tour canceled Tours will be […]

Castle Rock Fire Lays Siege On Ketchum Idaho

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UPDATE 8/28: Ketchum no longer threatend.Incident Commander Jeanne Pincha-Tully is applauded wildly by appreciative residents of upscale Sun Valley during a community briefing. (biting my tongue hard right now) Image and fire data from “The 41,901 acre Castle Rock fire is now 31 percent contained. Resources fighting this fire include 1,630 firefighters, 11 helicopters, […]