Idaho Halstead Wildfire Caught on Webcam

August 7th, 2012 by Mark

Recent wildfires in Idaho have been caught on webcam. Dubbed the Halstead Fire, officials have said that the fires were started by lightning on July 27.

Since then it has spread rapidly, growing to around 34 sq. miles. The fire is located near Stanley, Idaho. It has led to the emergency closure of parts of Salmon-Challis National Forest and Sawtooth National Forest.

Around 330 fire fighters have been called up to help stop the blaze before it reaches State Highway 21, a widely used route. They have had to fight gusts of wind up to 45 mph.

It seems that smoke from the wildfire is covering the Sawtooth Mountains.

You can check out the smoke from the wildfire on this Sawtooth webcam. The webcam shows the Sawtooth mountains, including Williams Peak and Thompson Peak. The image is updated every 20 minutes.

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