Copeland Fire UpdateSaturday August 22, 2020
(McCall) - Crews continue to work on limiting the spread of the Copeland Fire, and are keeping it in place over the 91-acre fire area. But they continue to be prepared for a possible increase in fire behavior in this forested area on Idaho endowment land approximately 5 miles east of McCall.
Additional ground crews are arriving today to assist. Crews are gaining on the fire line but are in tough country. Cooler weather conditions are forecast today with a chance of a few wind gusts this afternoon. Dry conditions are expected into Tuesday.
The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) continues to urge the public to be aware of and avoid the Copeland Fire area. No structures are threatened, but it is a popular recreation area. Boulder Lake Road is currently closed due to the danger of the fire, firefighter traffic, and aircraft dropping water and retardant.
Please do not access these areas from Potter Lane, Paddy Flat Road, or other endowment, public, or private accesses, as this creates a safety issue for both the public and our firefighters.
Resources engaged in active suppression actions include aircraft, engines, a dozer, and 220 firefighters. There is a local Type 3 Incident Management Team on the fire.
For more information, visit InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7024/
Robbie Johnson, Idaho Department of Lands PIO
(208) 908-1786, email@example.com