Nethker Fire 8-8-19

Fire crosses Burgdorf/French Creek Road near the intersection with Warren Wagon Road on Wednesday evening.  Photo: USFS

MCCALL, ID - The Nethker Fire's estimated size is now over 1,000 acres.  The fire began on Sunday in the Payette National Forest, about 30 miles north of McCall.  Despite efforts, fire has crossed Burgdorf/French Creek Road, approximately 1/2 mile south of Burgdorf Hot Springs, and crossed Warren Wagon Road in several places.  The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office has issued a full evacuation for all of the Burgdorf community and some roads in the area are also closed.  Air tankers, helicopters and ground based firefighters continue to battle the fire.