STANLEY, Idaho -- The 210 Fire burning near Redfish Lake is roughly 95-percent contained and firefighters continue to monitor the fire and assess the damage.
The road to Redfish Lake Lodge will reopen Thursday at 12 p.m., according to fire officials with the Sawtooth National Forest.The lodge itself will also resume operation today, so will a nearby state fish hatchery that was briefly threatened.
The nearby Buckhorn subdivision remains under evacuation.
The latest reports come after nearly four days of intense firefighting efforts near the historic Redfish Lake Lodge and nearby campgrounds. More than 275 personnel continue to fight the fire.
Firefighters say visitors are encouraged to return to the area, but should expect heavy traffic and firefighters working near the entrance to the lodge. Those driving nearby are cautioned to slow down, remain watchful, and avoid unnecessary trips to and from the lodge on the road.
The fire sparked Monday afternoon and burned less than a square mile, or roughly 230 acres, of lodgepole pine and brush. Firefighters say it started alongside a small national forest road, just off State Highway 75 near the entrance to Redfish Lake Lodge.
Nearby campers and guests at the historic Red Fish Lake Lodge were forced to evacuate on Monday after the fire broke out. At one point, the fire burned to the border of a state fish hatchery and a nearby subdivision, but no buildings or homes were damaged.
State Highway 75 was also briefly closed near the lodge due to smoke and flames, but is now completely reopened.
Officials say the lodge and campgrounds were not immediately threatened. The cause of the fire is under investigation.