“If you have property in this area you will not be able to access it until the area is safe for you to do so, this will be a hard closure,” the sheriff’s office said.
A dry cold front is expected to pass over the fire area on Saturday, according to a media release posted on InciWeb. That front is expected to switch the direction of the winds in the area and may produce gusts of 25 to 35 mph, according to the agency.
“Cold fronts are weather phenomena that are of concern to firefighters,” the release said. “Even though they bring cooler temperatures, no rain is expected, and changing wind direction challenges firefighting efforts.”
The NWS Boise also said that the area is on pace to see its warmest August since record keeping began in 1975.