Fire Update 8/27/2017

Local Conditions: Hot, dry and smoky.

Yellow Pine Forecast:

This Afternoon Areas of smoke. Sunny and hot, with a high near 90. West wind 3 to 5 mph.

Tonight Areas of smoke. Clear, with a low around 54. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Areas of smoke. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 90. Calm wind.

Monday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Areas of smoke. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Areas of smoke. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Areas of smoke. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Areas of smoke. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in effect

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Prohibit the the following:

* Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal or stove fire, except in designated recreation sites, and only within a metal and/or concrete fire structure provided by the forest service

* Personal charcoal grill

* Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a designated recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials
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McCall Air Quality
Aug 26 smoke map

NOAA generates daily maps showing smoke patterns if you want to know where all the smoke is coming from:

Western Fires Aug 27
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Highline Fire

Payette National Forest

Current as of 8/27/2017, 8:43:07 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin Saturday July 29th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Incident Description Wildfire Burning Within The Frank Church River Of No Return Wilderness
Incident Commander Joe Reinarz, Incident Commander, National Incident Management Organization (NIMO)
Total Personnel 86
Size 29,036 Acres

Current Situation: Fire behavior is beginning to increase again after a few days of cloudy and cooler conditions. Yesterday the fire was most active on the southern half of the incident. On the western perimeter, the fire is actively backing into a west wind in the areas of Game, Flossie, Chamberlain and Lodgepole Creeks. Fuels in this area are predominantly heavy dead and down with a moderate amount of regeneration. The fire remains active on the far southeastern tip and continues to burn in and around the Wapiti Creek drainage. On the eastern perimeter, the fire continues to work itself to the east in the McCalla, Chamberlain and Deer Creek drainages. The northern half of the incident remains relatively inactive with areas of heat where the fire is creeping and burning in the heavy accumulation of dead and down fuels. With conditions becoming much warmer and dryer this weekend, fire behavior will continue to pick up. If wind speeds and the Haines Index continue to rise, then the Highline Fire will see conditions in place for some very active fire behavior by Sunday and Monday. Firefighters continue to patrol the Chamberlain area. Point protection is established at Root Ranch and firefighters are monitoring the fire’s progression. A firing plan and hose lays are in place in the event that the fire threatens the structures at the ranch. At Cold Meadows, a point protection assessment is completed and firefighters and equipment are in place in the event it is needed to protect the site. They have begun setting up hose lays and filling portable water tanks around the guard station. Lower Chamberlain Bridge is under a passive protection plan via a gravity sock and 3/4 inch nozzles setup, misting the bridge and adjacent fuels. The Highline Strategic Long-term Plan has been expanded to include Values at Risk in the Salmon River Corridor from Corn Creek to Lantz Bar in the event the Goat Fire becomes more active. Firefighters have also begun initiating point protection for the Values at Risk on the Salmon River. Stonebraker remains in patrol status and monitored by aerial surveillance.

Highline Fire Facts – August 27, 2017
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5500/39164/

Highline Fire infrared map for Aug 27, 2017

Highline Fire MODIS map for Aug 27, 2017

Highline Fire burning on the west flank Posted on: 08/27/17

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5500/
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Payette Wilderness Fires

8/26/2017, 5:50:07 PM

New Fire: The Goat Fire was reported on August 20th. The fire is located in the Middle Fork of the Salmon River drainage and is approximately 47 acres in size. A management for ecological benefits strategy is being used for this wildfire.

Goat Fire Map for August 25, 2017

Jackson Bar Fire: (30 acres) This wildfire was reported the evening of August 15th. This wildfire is controlled at this time, and fire activity has not been observed since August 19th.

Missouri Fire: (1,277 acres) The Missouri Fire has not been active for a extended amount of time, however heat does still exist in the interior of the fire perimeter. Smoke was noted from this fire on August 19th. T he 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. 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.

Pueblo Fire: (20 acres) This fire was contained as on August 3rd at 6:15p.m., and has been declared out. 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. 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) Lightning caused and reported on July 27. Located near White Bird Meadows, 3 miles south of the Salmon River. Minimal fire activity observed. This wildfire has been declared out.

Big Bear Fire: (.20 acres) Lightning caused and reported on July 26. Located 8 miles northeast of Chamberlain Basin and 5 mile south of the Salmon River. This wildfire has been declared out.

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. This wildfire has been declared out.

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

Stonebreaker Ranch Fire: (.25 acres). Lightning caused and reported on July 13. Located 1 mile north of Chamberlain Basin. This wildfire has been consumed by the Highline wildfire.

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. This wildfire 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 wildfire has been declared as out.

For additional information on this wildfires, 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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Bearskin Fire

Boise National Forest

Current as of 8/27/2017, 12:15:33 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Wednesday August 23rd, 2017 approx. 07:30 PM
Location 21 miles NE of Lowman, Idaho – located in Valley County
Incident Commander G Blom
Total Personnel 100
Size 476 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Sunday October 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM

Bearskin Fire continues to grow northeast of Deadwood Reservoir

BOISE, Idaho, August 27, 2017 — The Bearskin Fire, burning in lodgepole pine and sub-alpine fir, has grown to 476 acres and is moving east toward National Forest System road 563 and slowly backing to the west. A hundred personnel are fighting the fire.

Firefighters are successfully meeting management goals by continuing to remove roadside vegetation along National Forest System (NFS) roads 579 and 591, the Deer Flat Campground and around and Idaho Power weather station. The Deer Flat Campground south of NFS road 579 has been closed for public safety. Old fire scars to the east and south of the fire are slowing the fire’s progress.

Weather conditions continue to be warm and dry with maximum temperature ranging from 73 to 86 degrees. Temperatures are expected to increase. Wind speeds are light and less than 8 mph. Thunderstorms with little moisture are forecast for Tuesday.

The fire is actively burning through dead and down fuel along with tree torching and short crown runs through flammable forested stands. Full suppression strategies of confine and point protection tactics continue to be used to address concerns for firefighter safety and the lack of available resources.

Confinement strategies restrict the wildfire within determined boundaries with a combination of direct and indirect actions applied. Point protection is a response strategy to protect specific assets or highly valued resources.

With limited resources and Incident Management Teams (IMTs) committed to large fires across the west, a small National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team is arriving in Boise, Idaho, Aug. 29 to assist the forest’s Type 3 IMT with developing a longer-term strategy to suppress the fire burning in bug kill and snags. NIMO teams increase capacity in the same manner as IMTs and provide additional support in planning, decision processes and efficient and effective agency support.

8-25-2017 Bearskin Fire Topo Map

Bearskin Fire Closure
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5536/39079/

8-25-2017 Bearskin Fire landscape photo

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5536/
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Deer Park Fire

News Release August 26, 2017 6 p.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee, 208-521-8709

Start Date: 8/25/2017 at 12:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: West of Menan Butte and north of Deer Park, 12 miles west of Rexburg, Idaho on BLM
Cause: Human, under investigation
Fire Size: 14,709 acres
Percent Contained: 30% contained, estimated containment August 28, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Structures Threatened: Structures are threatened near Hamer and county resources are providing structure protection.

Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush

Fire Behavior: Fire behavior picked up, as expected this afternoon, pushing the fire farther to the west.

Fire Crews/Resources: 20 engines, 5 dozers, 3 water tenders, and the Sawtooth Hotshots (107 firefighters). 10 single air tankers, 2 heavy air tankers, and 1 very large air tanker having been lining the fire with retardant through the day.

Evacuations: No evacuations at this time, contact the county for evacuation information.

Closures: The gun range, Unified Sportsmen’s Club, off of Hwy 33 and west of Menan Butte remains closed to the public, it is being used by firefighters as the incident command post.

Summary: Fire activity picked up this afternoon and the fire made a push of 500 acres to the west. There are structures approximately 1 mile from the fire and county firefighters are providing structure protection. Multiple air resources worked to slow the fire this afternoon. Firefighters did make good progress on the other flanks of the fire and are now estimating full containment for August 28. Firefighters will continue to fight the fire through the night.

For breaking fire information, follow @BLMIdahoFire on Twitter and search for #BLMIFDFire for posts specifically related to eastern Idaho. For additional wildfire updates visit http://www.IdahoFireInfo.com. One less spark means one less Idaho wildfire.
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Deer Park fire

Madison County in the Plano area

UPDATE: Madison County Sheriff’s Office lifts evacuations near Plano, Deer Park fire grows

The fire is reported to be human caused

Aug 26, 2017 Local News 8

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UPDATE: Evacuations nears Grace lifted, small wildfire under control

Several agencies are fighting the fire

Chris Oswalt Local News 8 – Aug 26, 2017


Fire burns west of Grace. Photo courtesy: Jessica Avila

Grace, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – UPDATE 7:48 p.m.: A 50-acre fire burning west of Grace is under control and officials said they expect to have containment by 8 p.m. Saturday.

The fire was started by a homeowner doing work with a grinder, starting a field on fire. Several homes on River Road were evacuated, but residents have been allowed to return.

A shed and several vehicles and ATV’s were destroyed by the fire.

No one was hurt.

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Tappan Fire

Salmon-Challis National Forest

Current as of 8/27/2017, 8:04:51 AM
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 1
Size 1,650 Acres

Located on the Middle Fork and North Fork Ranger Districts, near the confluence of Camas Creek and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The fire is located east of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in steep, rocky, and inaccessible terrain. The fire is approximately 1,650 acres burning in grass, brush, and scattered timber.

The fire is in monitor status under the direction of the North Zone Duty Officer. The fire has not increased in size and fire activity remains in the interior of the burn perimeter.

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

Salmon-Challis National Forest

Current as of 8/27/2017, 8:26:41 AM
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 54
Size 7,842 Acres

The lightning caused Ibex Fire is located in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, eleven miles west of Twin Peaks Lookout. The fire is burning in sub-alpine fir and lodgepole pine on the Middle Fork Ranger District. There are 54 personnel and one helicopter assigned to the fire. Monitoring continues by area lookouts and air patrols.

Fire size is approximately 7,842 acres. Weather will be warmer and drier today. Fire activity increased yesterday. Fire managers anticipate smoke will continue to filter into Challis as the fire burns in Trapper Creek towards the wilderness boundary. The fire is burning in McKee, Rush, Cottonwood, Ibex, and Trapper Creeks. The fire has been most active in Trapper Creek.

The Emergency Trail and Road Closure has been expanded, which is necessary to provide protection to forest visitors from the current fire safety hazards associated with the Ibex Fire. Closure information and a map can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5426/38955/

Ibex Fire 08/26/17

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5426/
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Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Update – August 26

Kamiah, Idaho (August 26, 2017) – Fire season on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is far from over. Patrols are keeping eyes open for new fires from Thursday’s storms. Well over 100 lightning strikes were detected across the forest, yet only a handful of fires have been reported to date. Forecasted hot and critically dry weather will quickly dry fuels, making them more receptive to ignition. An inversion is likely to hold smoke across the region from neighboring fires in California, Oregon and Washington.

Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect in the Grangeville Fire Restrictions Area, Riverbreaks, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, and Uplands. The restrictions do not include wilderness areas. Visitors should know before you go: fire and closure information is posted on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/nezperceclearwater. Information on fire restrictions across the state is located at http://www.idahofireinfo.com/.

Forest and Fire Management Staff considered the long-term effects of smoke in their decision to manage fires in the wilderness and roadless areas. Fire managers are working with air quality specialists to monitor smoke and potential impacts to communities. For current air quality in Idaho, please visit http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/burning/current-wildfire-smoke-info/ and for Montana http://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/smokereport/mostrecentupdate.aspx .

Current status by district:

Salmon River Ranger District
Two additional fires were reported, staffed and contained at a .10 acre each on Friday: the Pondo fire and the Clark fire. The Kirkwood Corral fire is out, and the Alder fire near China Point is expected out today.

The Hanover fire (17,118 acres) is under the management of Dave Bales’ Southwest Type 2 Incident Management Team. Information for the Hanover fire can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5459/, at (208) 839-9974, or on Facebook.

For more information on other fire activity or closures on Salmon River Ranger District, please call (208) 839-2211.

Moose Creek Ranger District
The Falls fire (29 acres) received some rain Thursday evening which is helping to hold down fire activity. The fire remains within containment lines. It is expected to be a long-duration fire.

Fires in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness have demonstrated minimal activity over the past several days; however, activity is expected to increase somewhat with the coming hot and dry weather. Significant wilderness fires include: Chute Creek fire (2,425 acres), Moose Creek 1 fire (12,817 acres), Lone Pine fire (6,570 acres), Pettibone fire (307 acres), Mink Peak fire (817 acres), Buck Lake fire (approx. 412 acres), and Tony fire (approx. 210 acres).
These wilderness fires are being monitored by air when conditions allow. Visitors recreating on the Selway River should expect to see smoke and fire in the area and should use caution, watching for falling trees and other hazards.
Trail closures remain in effect for the safety and protection of the public.
For more information on fire activity or area closures on the Moose Creek Ranger District, please call (208) 926-4258.

Red River Ranger District
Two new fires were detected Friday burning in heavy timber. The Bat fire (1.5 acre), 1.5 miles east of Big Mallard Creek Trailhead, is staffed with seven smoke jumpers and a 20-person crew is hiking to the fire. The Duck fire (.75 acre), 2.5 miles east of Churchill Mountain, is staffed and more firefighters will be delivered by helicopter. Ground resources will be assisted in suppression efforts with helicopter water drops.

The Bison fire (.1 acre), 1.5 mile southeast of Elk Summit Lookout, is controlled. The Table fire (.1 acre) is out. The Elk fire (.2 acres) and Deer fire (.1 acre), both one mile southwest of Granite Peak, are staffed by helicopter rappellers.

Fires in the wilderness have shown only minimal activity over the past several days; however, that activity is expected to increase with the predicted very hot and dry weather in the forecast. Significant wilderness fires include: the Patrol Ridge fire (251 acres), 4.5 miles east of Windy Saddle; the Plummer fire (estimated 200 acres), east of the Hanover fire; the Rattlesnake Point fire (4,626 acres) between Rattlesnake Creek and Sabe Creek on the Salmon River; and the Bleak fire (182 acres) north of Sheep Hill Lookout.

An area closure and trail closures remain for the safety and protection of the public.

For more information on fire activity or area closures on the Red River Ranger District, please call (208) 842-2245.

North Fork Ranger District
An area closure on the Lolo National Forest to the east may impact Forest Road #250 from Montana. Hoodoo Pass is accessible via Cedar Creek and Freezeout Road (high clearance vehicles recommended and no trailers). For information about the closure and the Sunrise fire, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5379/#. For more information, call the North Fork Ranger District at (208) 476-4541.

For fire information on Moose Creek 1, Rattlesnake Point, Lone Pine, Mink Peak, Chute, and Hidden fires, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/13/#
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Hanover Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/27/2017, 8:17:29 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/natural
Date of Origin Tuesday August 01st, 2017 approx. 12:30 PM
Location South of Grangeville, ID and northeast of Riggins, ID
Incident Commander Dave Bales, Type 2 Southwest Area IMT 4
Total Personnel 299
Size 17,356 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 73%

Hot, dry temperatures increase fire activity
August 27, 2017 Daily Update
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5459/39133/

Hanover Fire Vicinity Map-Aug 27

Hanover Fire Progression Map-Aug 27

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5459/
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Chute Creek Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/27/2017, 1:52:43 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/natural
Date of Origin Sunday August 13th, 2017 approx. 09:00 AM
Location 2.5 miles west of Blodgett Lake, 16.7 miles west of Hamilton, Montana
Incident Commander Tim Schaeffer, Type 4 IC
Size 2,429 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Monday October 02nd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM

Chute Creek Fire Update – Aug 27
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5515/39178/

Aug 27 – Chute Fire IR Map

Click to access 2017_08_27-14.59.43.552-CDT.pdf

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5515/
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Mink Peak Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/25/2017
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/natural
Date of Origin Friday July 14th, 2017 approx. 03:00 PM
Location Near Mink Peak
Incident Commander Jim Wimer, Type 4 IC
Size 817 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Monday October 02nd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM

This incident will only be updated as fire behavior and/or acreage substantially change. For information on other wilderness fires on the Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, please see Moose Creek 1 fire and Lone Pine fire on this site.

Located near Mink Peak in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, the Mink Peak fire was lightning caused on July 14, 2017. The fire is unstaffed but is being closely monitored by air. The fire is being managed for long-term resource benefit. Visitors to the Selway River may expect to see smoke.

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5491/
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Rattlesnake Point Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/25/2017, 1:48:39 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/natural
Location Rattlesnake Point – Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
Incident Commander Dingman
Size 4,626 Acres

Fire activity in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness was minimal Thursday and on the Rattlesnake Point fire (4,626 acres) between Rattlesnake Creek and Sabe Creek on the Salmon River.

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

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/25/2017, 1:36:20 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 Jim Wimer, Type 4 IC
Size 6,570 Acres

The Lone Pine fire started July 14 below Lone Pine Point, a very remote area in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness. The fire is being managed for long-term resource benefit, using a point protection strategy. Smoke will be obvious along the Selway River corridor. Extreme caution should be used along the river as trees may continue falling in and around the river.

The Lone Pine fire grew minimally along Weasel Creek. It is within a quarter mile of the Mink Creek fire.

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

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/27/2017, 1:44:02 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 Kelvin Thompson, ICT3 Jodi Stone, ICT3(t)
Total Personnel 2
Size 5,318 Acres

Hidden Fire Update – August 27
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5446/39176/

Aug 27 – Hidden Fire IR Map

Click to access 2017_08_27-14.48.00.648-CDT.pdf

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

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 8/27/2017, 2:05:47 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 Jim Wimer, Type 4 IC
Total Personnel 12
Size 13,536 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Sunday October 01st, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM

Aug 27 – Moose Creek 1 Fire Update
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5405/39179/

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5405/
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National Interagency Fire Center

August 27, 2017

The majority of the fire activity continues in Montana and Oregon. A total of 55 large fires have burned nearly 600,000 acres. Eight new large fires were reported and two wer contained.

Weather: High pressure over the West will keep hot and dry conditions in place.

States currently reporting large fires:

California (5)
Idaho (6)
Montana (23)
Nevada (1)
Oregon (12)
Utah (1)
Washington (6)
Wyoming (1)

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