Fire Update 9/10/2017

Local Conditions: Friday we had quite a thunderstorm, close lightning strikes and hard rain. Much better air quality this weekend, still a light haze of smoke.

Yellow Pine Forecast

Today Patchy smoke. Sunny, with a high near 80. Light south southwest wind becoming west 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight Patchy smoke. Mostly clear, with a low around 49. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Monday Patchy smoke. Sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night Patchy smoke. Clear, with a low around 50. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy smoke. Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Wednesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

Johnson Creek Airport WebCam
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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
Sept 9 smoke map

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

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Bearskin Fire

Boise National Forest

Current as of 9/10/2017, 10:02:28 AM
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 M Quesinberry
Total Personnel 128
Size 27,400 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Sunday October 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM

9-9-2017 Bearskin Fire Update

BOISE, Idaho, September 9, 2017 – Fire activity picked up on the north end of the fire on the ridgeline of Pilgrim Mountain overlooking the lodge at Deadwood Outfitters. The inversion broke early Friday afternoon creating a significant run in that area. The fire is closest to the NFS 579 road at Bernard Creek south of Deadwood Outfitters. Fire activity on the east side was quiet. The fire scar from the 2010 Little Beaver Complex is holding fire progress to the west side of Elk Creek.

Incident Commander Mike Quesinberry said crews have boxed the fire in on the west side and containment is curtailing its spread. As the fire burns south and east it will enter old burn scars that will eventually deprive the fire of fuel.

Fire crews are continuing making successful progress chipping in spite of losing one of two original chippers due to a mechanical breakdown. Two more chippers have been ordered to assist crews with chipping and thinning along NFS 579 and 555.

A Red flag warning is in effect until midnight for scattered lightning. Weather forecast in the fire area Saturday calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon, possibly producing gusts up to 50 mph and one-half inch of rainfall.

The Bearskin Fire area closure remains in place for public safety and includes the Deadwood Reservoir area and all the campgrounds and trails in the vicinity. The NFS road 582 through Bear Valley remains open except between the junctions of NFS roads 545 and 515 which is closed for construction (see paragraph below). The Closure Order and maps are available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices or at Forest Service Ranger Stations, and are posted on bulletin boards along roads into the Bear Valley area.

A segment of the Clear Creek Road (NFS road 582) is closed from above the junction with NFS road 545 (Long Creek Summer Homes) north to the junction with NFS road 515 for culvert construction work. Work is expected to last into October. Forest visitors should plan their trips accordingly; maps are available at Lowman Ranger Station (208-259-3361) and on the Boise National Forest website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/boise/maps-pubs

Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect on public and private lands under fire protection of the Boise National Forest, Boise BLM and State of Idaho. Campfires are only permitted in developed recreation sites with an agency approved metal fire ring. Smoking is allowed in a cleared area of at least 3 feet in diameter, in a vehicle or in a developed recreation site. For specific information visit: http://www.idahofireinfo.com/p/fire-restrictions.html

9-8-2017 Bearskin Fire Progression Map

9-8-2017 Smoke column from the Bearskin Fire rises

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5536/
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Payette Wilderness Fires

9/9/2017, 7:25:59 AM

Goat Fire: 788 acres) Reported on August 20th. The fire is located in the Middle Fork of the Salmon River drainage. A management for ecological benefits strategy is being used for this wildfire. The Goat and Highline wildfires are being managed by a National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team.

Highline Fire: (80,863 acres) Camberlain Airstrip is Closed. An area closure order is in effect. The Highline and Goat wildfires are being managed by a National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team.

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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Highline Fire

Payette National Forest

Current as of 9/10/2017, 8:14:40 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 76
Size 82,133 Acres

The Highline and Goat Fires received spotty precipitation yesterday ranging from none to one half of an inch in a few isolated areas. The moisture and lower temperatures resulted in minimal fire activity in areas with lighter fuels such as grass. Active burning persisted in areas with heavier fuels such as blow down which are less affected by small amounts of precipitation. A community meeting was held in Big Creek for residents in the nearby area. Firefighters worked in the Beaver Creek area north of Edwardsburg to set up gravity fed sprinkler systems on bridges and at structures to provide protection should the fire advance into the area. Assessments were conducted at the Snowshoe Mine to determine what protection actions would be appropriate in the area. Fire managers were able to fly over the entire perimeter of the Highline and Goat Fires to see areas that had been covered in smoke for days. An infrared flight last night also provided key intelligence to those working on the incident.

Highline Fire Facts – September 10, 2017
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5500/40569/

Highline Fire Operations Map, Sept 10, 2017

Highline Fire Infrared Map, Sept 10, 2017

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5500/
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Salmon-Challis 2017 Wilderness Fires

Honeymoon Fire

Salmon-Challis National Forest

Current as of 9/9/2017, 10:51:01 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Sunday August 27th, 2017 approx. 02:00 PM
Location Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, 30 NM NW of Stanely, ID
Incident Commander Severe
Incident Description The Fire Is Being Allowed To Play, As Nearly As Possible, Its Natural Ecological Role In The Environment While Providing For Firefighter And Public Safety.
Current Situation
Total Personnel 9
Size 1,597 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Tuesday October 31st, 2017 approx. 12:00 PM

The Honeymoon Fire is on the Middle Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, located west of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

Honeymoon Fire Update September 8, 2017
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5543/40362/

Honeymoon Fire 09/08/17

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5543/
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Tappan Fire

Salmon-Challis National Forest

Current as of 9/9/2017, 10:50:52 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

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 9/10/2017, 10:56:57 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin Monday July 24th, 2017 approx. 03:45 PM
Location 23 miles NW of Challis, Idaho
Incident Commander Rhoades/Waverek(t)
Total Personnel 51
Size 16,738 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Monday October 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM

September 10 Update
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5426/40612/

Ibex Fire IR from McKay Creek on Custer Motorway Posted on: 09/09/17

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5426/
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Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Update – September 9th

Kamiah, Idaho (September 9, 2017)– Firefighters are scrambling to respond to dozens of new fire starts associated with yesterday’s lightning storm which bombarded the forest south of U.S. Highway 12 with 100-150 lightning strikes. According to Forest Supervisor Cheryl Probert, preventing new fires from becoming established large incidents in the Forest’s number one priority. “All available firefighting resources have been mobilized, and we are focusing efforts on fires where potential to life and property is highest,” she explained.

Smoky conditions should improve by this afternoon as the high pressure system lifts, but that means increased wind speeds are expected, with gusts up to 30 mph on ridgetops, and will likely result in increased fire behavior.

Two new fires from yesterday’s lightning have quickly elevated in priority on the Red River Ranger District. The Big Elk fire is just north of Elk City and already at 75 acres. Multiple resources including engines, smokejumpers, bulldozers and a hotshot crew are already assigned to the incident and firefighters are attacking the fire directly. The Panther Fire is also a high priority. The fire is located along the Magruder Corridor. It is just 3 acres now, but Probert stated, “We are concentrating resources to keep it contained and not give it a chance to wrap around the face of the ridge and potentially drop into the Red River valley.”

CURRENT STATUS BY DISTRICT

Moose Creek Ranger District (208) 926-4258
The Andys Hump fire is currently estimated at 1,535 acres and is burning across the Moose Creek and Lochsa/Powell Ranger Districts. A Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT) will take over management of the fire after today. Crews continue to focus efforts on establishing fuel breaks and structure protection measures around the community of Lowell. The Andy’s Hump fire will be managed by the Team 2 Team along with the Glover and Old Man fires on the Lochsa/ Powell Ranger District as the “Coolwater Complex”.

The Falls fire (30 acres) in the Falls Creek drainage is 100% lined and continues to be monitored and patrolled. The Brushy fire (102 acres) and the Freeman fire (376 acres) are burning in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The Lone Pine fire (12,369 acres) has advanced north of Bitch Lake to become well established in the upper Bitch Creek. Buck Lake fire (3,920 acres) grew actively southeast and across Marten Creek, as well as north of Rock Pillar. Moose Creek 1 fire (16,801 acres) is in the Freeman Creek drainage and is about .10 mile from the Freeman fire. Other fires in the wilderness include: Crow 1 fire (91 acres), Crow 2 fire (120 acres), and Crow 3 fire (8 acres) all in the Crow Creek drainage; the Gardiner Fork fire (10-15 acres) near Gardiner Peak; the Wylies Ridge fire (20-30 acres) 2.5 miles southwest of Shearer Peak; the Ditch Creek fire (4 acres) in the vicinity of Wylies Peak; Chute Creek fire (2,753 acres); Barren Ridge fire (1,110) 1.6 miles south of California Point; Ballinger fire (1,184 acres) 2.25 miles northwest of Pinchot Point; Isaac Lake fire (1,416 acres) 0.5 miles west of Isaac Lake; Dodge fire (50 acres);Pettibone fire (307 acres), 5 miles northeast of Selway Lodge; and Lonesome fire (23 acres), .5 miles north-northeast of Wylies Peak. Various identified values at risk have protection measures in place. An area closure and various trail closures remain in effect. 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. Due to the number of fires reported, those under 250 acres will no longer be reported until size or behavior changes significantly.

Lochsa/Powell Ranger District Powell Office: (208) 942-3113 Kooskia Office: (208) 926-4274.
The Hidden fire, at Hidden Lake in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, did not receive any new infrared data to determine recent acreage as aircraft was unable to fly yesterday. It was most recently estimated at 11,303 acres. Most activity was on the northwest border with the spot over the Montana border growing to about 10 acres in the Fred Burr Creek drainage. Getting helicopter support on the spot remains the highest priority for this fire. A new closure order is in effect on the Montana side of the Hidden fire. For more information visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5446.

Both the Glover fire (approx. 100 aces), burning 3.5 miles east of Coolwater Lookout, and the Old Man fire (approx. 650 acres), one mile southwest of Huckleberry Butte in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, will be managed along with Andy’s Hump as the “Coolwater Complex” by a Type 2 IMT after today. The Little Weitas fire is still estimated to be 107 acres burning in heavy timber 0.75 miles north of Little Weitas Butte. The Liz Butte fire grew to 686 acres, 0.5 miles north of the Liz Butte cabin, is staffed and structure protection measures are now in place for the cabin. Both Little Weitas and Liz Butte fires are visible from the 500 road, which remains open. Liz Butte Road 560 is closed to the cabin. All of these fires are being managed for resource benefit, utilizing point protection strategies. They are being monitored and patrolled by air and ground resources as conditions allow. Trail and road closures are in effect for the public safety.

Red River Ranger District (208) 842-2245
Four new fires were started yesterday as a result of lightning. The Big Elk fire is estimated at 75 acres and burning north of Elk City. Multiple engines, smokejumpers, heavy equipment and a hotshot crew are responding with air support expected. The Panther Fire is near the Montana Road and estimated at 3 acres. Crews are responding. The Ring Fire, located in wilderness and estimated at 75 acres, is being monitored.

Aerial resources have been successful in holding the Pronghorn fire is currently at 72 acres. It is burning in timber 3.5 miles north-northeast of the Red River Hot Springs. Given the potential for extreme fire behavior on this fire in steep terrain, there has been a limited number of firefighters put on the ground to make direct attack. Fire managers continue to assess opportunities and work on control and mop-up. An area closure is in effect for the protection and safety of the public.

The Patrol Ridge (807 acres) burning on the Moose Creek Ranger District in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness showed no significant growth in the last 24 hours. Trail closures remain in effect. In the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, the Rattlesnake Point fire (4,775 acres) also shows minimal activity on the south-facing slope above Bear Creek. An area closure and trail closures remain on for the safety and protection of the public. For fire information on many of these fires, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/13/#.

Salmon River Ranger District (208) 839-2211
The Hanover fire is estimated at 26,000 acres. The fire is holding in the Sheep Creek drainage and continues backing into Porcupine Creek. Helicopter work will continue as conditions allow. It is being heavily patrolled and containment lines actively monitored. Two 20-person crews, three engines, a type 3 and a type 2 helicopter, and various pieces of heavy equipment remain assigned to the incident for a total of 92 personnel. Information for the Hanover fire is available at
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5459/.

One new fire start yesterday in the Rough Creek area is estimated between 20-30 acres. The Twin Lakes fire, a located 2 miles north of Square Mountain, discovered on September 4, is estimated at 13.5 acres and is burning on both sides of the 383 trail. The fire is being monitored but remains unstaffed at this time. The Center Ridge fire is 250 acres and is controlled and being monitored by air.

Palouse Ranger District (208) 661-5292.
The Strychnine fire is 1,010 acres is burning five miles northeast of Harvard, Idaho. The fire is being managed by a type 3 incident management organization under the direction of Idaho Department of Lands. Solid firelines are successfully preventing fire spread and no change is reported. Nearly all of the fireline has access to water via portable via water tanks and hose lays. Mop-up efforts are in effect. Smoke will continue to be thick due to weather conditions and multiple fires across the northwest. An area closure is in effect. Additional closures are in place on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/nezperceclearwater/alerts-notices. Information about the fire and closures are available athttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5586.

CLOSURES
For full details and maps about forest closures, please visit the forest website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/nezperceclearwater/alerts-notices.

RESTRICTIONS
Restrictions: 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. Information on fire restrictions across the state is located at http://www.idahofireinfo.com/ The Palouse Ranger District is divided by the Coeur D’Alene and Grangeville Dispatch Zones. The portion of the Palouse Ranger District located in the Coeur d’Alene Dispatch Zone (which includes Laird Park and Giant White Pine Campgrounds and Bald Mountain Lookout) is in Stage II fire restriction and the portion located in the Grangeville Dispatch Zone is in Stage I fire restrictions. For more information, please call the Palouse Ranger District at 208-875-1131.

AIR QUALITY
Forest and Fire Management Staff consider 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.
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Big Elk Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 9/10/2017, 9:55:30 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin Friday September 08th, 2017 approx. 01:00 PM
Location Big Elk Creek
Size 80 Acres

The Big Elk fire started by lightning on September 8, 2017 just north of Elk City, Idaho in the Big Elk Creek area on the Red River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The fire quickly grew to 75 acres and fire crews immediately responded with all available resources including engines, smokejumpers, bulldozers, and a hotshot crew. It is currently estimated at 80 acres, having spotted to the south increasing in size by 5 acres on September 9. Firefighters and aircraft will continue attacking the fire directly to prevent spread to any nearby structures and Elk City.

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5602/
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Andy’s Hump Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 9/10/2017, 9:51:54 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/ Natural
Location Near Andy’s Lake and Coolwater Mountain
Total Personnel 43
Size 1,535 Acres

The Andy’s Hump fire started burning August 30, 2017 on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Moose Creek and Lochsa/Powell Ranger Districts, roughly five miles east of Lowell on the north and south sides of Coolwater Ridge. The fire made a mile run Tuesday, September 5, doubling in size to 1,056 acres. the fire spread slowed on Wednesday with just 200 acres, bringing the total to 1,256 acres. It is spreading to the northwest and “backing” down toward private residences in the Lowell area. Fire managers are focusing efforts on building a fuel break to protect residences, and will be working with residents to make properties more defensible. A public meeting will be held Friday, September 8, at 6:00 p.m. a the Fenn Ranger Station Visitor Center.

Andy’s Hump Update – September 9, 2017
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5597/40531/

Infrared topo map – Sept 9, 2017 – Andy’s Hump

Click to access 2017_09_09-13.18.34.476-CDT.pdf

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5597/
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Hanover Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 9/9/2017, 3:17:18 PM
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 Kevin Barger, Type 3 IC
Total Personnel 83
Size 26,000 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 88%

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5459/
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Buck Lake Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 9/7/2017, 8:33:21 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/natural
Date of Origin Wednesday August 02nd, 2017 approx. 05:00 PM
Location 19 Miles NE of Elk City, Idaho
Incident Commander Tim Schaeffer, Type 4 IC
Size 2,316 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Friday December 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM

This incident is being managed for long-term resource benefits and is being patrolled and monitored as it continues to perform its natural role across the landscape.

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5561/
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Chute Creek Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 9/3/2017, 4:39:13 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 2,753 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Monday October 02nd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM

This incident will only be updated in the event of significant change in fire behavior or acreage.

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

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 9/4/2017, 2:04:30 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/natural
Location Matteson Ridge
Incident Commander Jodi Baxter, Type 3 IC
Total Personnel 19
Size 76 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Saturday October 07th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5587/
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Lone Pine Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 9/1/2017, 2:19:56 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 10,152 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.

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5456/
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Moose Creek 1 Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 9/10/2017, 10:11:21 AM
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 Roy Angeny, Type 4 IC
Total Personnel 12
Size 17,395 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Sunday October 01st, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM

This incident will only be updated when fire behavior or acreage shows significant change.

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5405/
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Hidden Fire

Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests

Current as of 9/10/2017, 10:03:05 AM
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, ICT3
Size 11,433 Acres
Estimated Containment Date Saturday October 21st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5446/
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Strychnine Fire

Idaho Department of Lands

Current as of 9/10/2017, 9:53:31 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin Saturday September 02nd, 2017 approx. 03:30 PM
Location 4.5 miles northeast of Harvard, ID
Incident Commander Idaho Department of Lands- Jason Svancara Type 3 IC
Total Personnel 161
Size 1,010 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 50%

Strychnine Fire Fact Sheet 9/10/17
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5586/40591/

Perimeter Map 9/8/17

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5586/
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North Fork Hughes Fire

Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Current as of 9/9/2017, 10:57:10 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Wednesday June 28th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Location 20 miles North of Nordman, Idaho
Incident Commander Glen Palfrey
Total Personnel 11
Size 3,738 Acres

North Fork Hughes Fire Update 9/9/17
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5343/40523/

Topo Map of North Fork Hughes Fire 9/9/17

North Fork Hughes Fire Road and Trail Closure
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5343/40525/

North Fork Hughes Fire Road and Trail Closures Posted on: 09/09/17

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

Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Current as of 9/9/2017, 9:17:43 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin Monday August 07th, 2017 approx. 06:45 PM
Incident Commander Local unit
Incident Description Located Approximately 17 Miles Southeast Of Avery, Idaho
Total Personnel 38
Size 1,600 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 10%

The Buck Fire is located on the St. Joe Ranger District, approximately 17 miles southeast of Avery, Idaho. The fire is burning in steep terrain and heavy fuels along Buck Creek, south of FSR201.

Buck Fire Closure Area Map 9/1/17

InciWeb link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5493/
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National Interagency Fire Center

September 10, 2017

Milder weather conditions continue to help firefighters increase their containment goals. One large fire was reported in Colorado and four were contained: three in California and one in Nevada.

Weather: Hurricane Irma will move across Florida toward Georgia, bringing strong wind, heavy rain, and storm surge to the southeastern U.S. In the West, a trough and weak front will move through the Northwest and the northern Rockies, bringing mild but breezy conditions to the region. High pressure over the Southwest and an upper low off the California coast will draw moisture across the region from Colorado to southern California, producing scattered thunderstorms. Heavy rain and flooding are possible in southern California. Temperatures in the East will be cool in the Northeast and warm in the South. The central states will continue to be warm and dry. The West will see mild to warm conditions across the region.

States currently reporting large fires:

California (8)
Colorado (4)
Idaho (6)
Montana (21)
Nevada (1)
Oregon (15)
Utah (1)
Washington (7)
Wyoming (1)

https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm
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Fires 9/10/2017

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