The growing Pioneer Fire has now scorched more than 75 square miles of the Boise National Forest. Many of those miles being prime real estate for recreation. Inside the burn area is six yurts, as well as multiple trails and campgrounds.
Currently, thousands of acres of the forest are closed as firefighters work to get a handle on the fire.
"Right now we do have an area closure in place for public safety around the fire and it's larger of course than where the fire has burned because this fire has made 10,000 acre gains in a day," said Stephaney Kerley with the Boise National Forest.
Even once the fire is 100 percent contained, some of those closures could stay in effect as crews work to repair the landscape.
"We go in and take a look at how severely burned the soils are, what impacts to the recreation areas are and then we move forward with a plan to do some stabilization," Kerley said.
Officials work to repair trails, cut down dangerous trees, and rehabilitate the landscape, which sometimes can take a few years.
"We do have to make sure that it is safe for the public to come back into," Kerley said.
The fire has also destroyed the Whispering Pines Yurt and damaged the Stargaze Yurt; two of the six yurts operated by the Idaho State Parks and Recreation.
"If the yurts were in pristine condition, the landscape around them is not, the trails to access them are not, and so in a way it doesn't matter," said Director of the Idaho State Parks and Recreation David Langhorst.
Something Langhorst believes will impact the department for a long period of time.
"The landscape is burned and access to it is going to be prohibitive for a number of years," Langhorst said. "So even if the yurts are saved, we may not be able to rent them out to people for a long time."
A major economic impact because those yurts generate about $130,000 a year. Langhorst says that's money the department uses to maintain the trails in the area.
"If you looked at just user days and yurts and the park and ski program, could be close to 10,000 people a year," Langhorst said.
However, the department is looking to stay positive.
"One of the silver linings to this could be that winter opportunities are improved, more open slopes to ski on, things like that," Langhorst said.
Langhorst says it's not so simple to just move a yurt because you have to find a suitable site where you can access it, as well as go through an analysis under the National Environmental Protection Act, which he says could take at least two years.
Langhorst added those who have reservations with the yurts will be hearing from the Idaho State Parks and Recreation and getting a refund.