Updated Fire Report 8/11/2017

Update: 4pm thunderstorm, 0.05″ rain. Lightning Strike Map, looks like Parks Creek, Rainbow Ridge and Johnson Creek Ridge had hits.
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Smoke is impacting much of Idaho. There are 180 active wildfires burning throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

Link to McCall Air Quality monitor:
https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=669

Aug 10 air quality map

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions go into effect today.
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Payette Wilderness Fires

8/11/2017, 10:15:33 AM

The Payette National currently has 10 wildfires within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. All of these fires are being managed with a strategy to enhance natural resource benefits. The Highline fire is very active, while the other wildfires have shown low to no fire activity over the past few days.

General: Current north to northwest winds are being experienced across the Forest – the result is that fire spread will be in a southeasterly direction. Smoke is abundant across the Forest and mainly coming from wildfires burning throughout the Pacific Northwest and in Canada. Visit these sites for more information on smoke: http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/ and https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/fires/main/index.html

See map of wilderness fires in the map section.
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/IDPAF/2017-07-19-1731-Payette-Wilderness-Fires/picts/2017_08_01-13.53.55.143-CDT.pdf

Highline Fire: (9,150 acres) Fire managers have closed the Chamberlain airstrip. Point Protection has safe guarded the structures at the Stonebraker Ranch and Chamberlain Guard Station. The fire is now south and southeast of Chamberlain Basin. Point Protection of values at risk will continue as an on-going strategy. See fire perimeter map in the map section. Lightning caused and reported on July 29. Very active fire behavior observed on a daily basis. Fire spread has been to the south and southeast as winds are from the north and northwest. Very active fire growth is expected over the next week. A CLOSURE ORDER IS IN EFFECT FOR THIS FIRE AREA!

Chamberlain Airstrip Closed due the Approaching Highline Fire
Highline Fire Area Closure Map, August 7

Highline Fire Map August 10, 2017

Missouri Fire: (1,277 acres) The Missouri Fire has not been active for a extended amount of time. The portion that is within the Frank Church River of No Return wilderness is being managed under a strategy of wildfire for resource benefit. The portion outside of the wilderness area is being monitored. As of August 8th, the Krassel airstrip remained closed for a few more days. The Warren-Profile Gap Road between Yellow Pine and Edwardsburg/Big Creek is open to the public, but motorists are advised to watch for fire related traffic. Valley County lifted the Level 1 -Ready Evacuation Order for the Edwardsburg/Big Creek area. The area closure that was implemented by the Forest has been lifted. This lightning-caused fire started on the Missouri Ridge on July 15. Firefighting resources quickly responded with ground crews and fire aviation equipment.
InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5373/

Pueblo Fire: (20 acres) This fire was contained as on August 3rd at 6:15p.m. Full demobilization of resources has taken place. This fire was not within the wilderness and did not have an InciWeb page. The Pueblo Fire is located just outside the wilderness approximately 6 miles north of Big Creek/Edwardsburg near Pueblo Summit and east of the Mosquito Ridge. The Temporary Flight Restriction over the fire area has been lifted, but a NOTAM has been issued to notify pilots that firefighting aviation assets are working in the area. Big Creek airstrip is open, but caution is advised. A suppression (contain and confine) strategy was used on the Pueblo Fire with objectives of protecting the values of risk in the area.

Magpie Fire: (.10 acres) Lightening caused and reported on July 28. Located near White Bird Meadows, 3 miles south of the Salmon River. Minimal fire activity observed.

Big Bear Fire: (.20 acres) Lightning caused and reported on July 28. Located 8 miles northeast of Chamberlain Basin and 5 mile south of the Salmon River. This fire is in a monitor status with no visible smoke showing.

Rooster Creek Fire: (.10 acre) Lightning caused and report on July 26. Located 1/2 mile east of the South Fork of the Salmon River, northeast of Smith Knob on the McCall Ranger District. No visible smoke was noticed on July 27.

Lemhi Fire: (28 acres). Lightning caused and reported on July 16. Located along the Salmon River, 3.5 miles downriver of Campbell’s Ferry. Two fire personnel are assigned to the fire. Fire is in monitor status.

Stonebreaker Ranch Fire: (.25 acres). Lightning caused and reported on July 13. Located 1 mile north of Chamberlain Basin. No smoke showing currently. This fire has been declared out.

Marble Mountain Fire: (3 acres). Lightning caused and reported on July 14. Located 2 miles southeast of Edwardsburg. Smokejumpers responded to this fire to aggressively prevent it from growing larger and spreading towards Edwardsburg. The fire was declared out on July 18.

Rocky Point Fire: (.10 acres). Lightning caused and reported on July 14. Located 10 miles north of Chamberlain Basin and 2 mile south of the Salmon River. This fire is in a monitor status.

For up to date information, please contact the Krassel Ranger District at 208-634-0600., or the McCall Ranger District at 208-634-0400.

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5387/
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Tappan Fire

Salmon-Challis National Forest

Current as of 8/10/2017, 7:09:59 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Human And Is Currently Under Investigation
Date of Origin Tuesday August 01st, 2017 approx. 07:00 PM
Location On the Middle Fork and North Fork Ranger Districts, near the confluence of Camas Creek and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Fire is located east of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Incident Description Fire Is Located East Of The Middle Fork Of The Salmon River In Steep, Rocky, And Inaccessible Terrain.
Total Personnel 17
Size 1,350 Acres

Tappan Fire August 10, 2017 Update
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5458/37862/

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5458/
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Ibex Fire

Salmon-Challis National Forest

Current as of 8/10/2017, 7:19:30 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin Monday July 24th, 2017 approx. 03:45 PM
Location 23 miles NW of Challis, Idaho
Incident Commander Dan Bartel
Total Personnel 26
Size 5,700 Acres

Ibex Fire August 10, 2017 Update
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5426/37863/

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5426/
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Hanover Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/11/2017, 9:09:34 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/natural
Date of Origin Tuesday August 01st, 2017 approx. 12:30 PM
Location Gospel Hump Wilderness – 5 mi SW of Square Mountain Historical LO
Incident Commander Irv Leach, Northern Rockies Type 2 IMT
Total Personnel 318
Size 6,756 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 15%

Hanover Fire Daily Update August 11, 2017
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5459/37876/

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5459/
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Rattlesnake Point Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/11/2017, 11:45:24 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/natural
Location Rattlesnake Point – Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
Incident Commander Dingman
Size 3,810 Acres

Rattlesnake Point Fire Update – August 11
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5442/37898/

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5442/
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Lone Pine Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/10/2017, 1:45:03 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/natural
Date of Origin Friday July 14th, 2017 approx. 05:45 PM
Location Below Lone Pine Point in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness
Incident Commander Schaeffer – Type 4 IC
Size 5,500 Acres

Lone Pine Fire Update – August 10
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5456/37847/

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5456/
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Hidden Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/10/2017, 1:48:21 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/natural
Date of Origin Monday July 10th, 2017 approx. 04:15 PM
Location Hidden Ridge, 7 mi. NE of Elk Summit Guard Station
Incident Commander Stony Nelson
Total Personnel 1
Size 3,300 Acres

Hidden Fire Update – August 10
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5446/37849/

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5446/
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Moose Creek 1 Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/10/2017, 1:44:12 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightening/natural
Date of Origin Friday July 14th, 2017 approx. 04:03 PM
Location Southeast of the Historic Moose Creek Ranger Station
Incident Commander Wimer
Total Personnel 12
Size 7,500 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Sunday October 01st, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM

Aug 10 – Moose Creek 1 Fire Update
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5405/37850/

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5405/
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North Fork Hughes Fire

Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Current as of 8/11/2017, 8:03:56 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Friday July 28th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Location 20 miles North of Nordman, Idaho
Total Personnel 14
Size 1,280 Acres

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5343/
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Powerline Fire

Idaho Falls District

Current as of 8/9/2017
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Human-caused, Under Investigation
Date of Origin Friday August 04th, 2017 approx. 08:30 PM
Location Origin of fire, 20 miles south west of Pocatello, ID
Incident Commander Chadwick
Total Personnel 360
Size 55,787 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 98%

Powerline Fire Update – August 11, 2017
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5467/37882/

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5467/
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National Interagency Fire Center

https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm
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