The Bruler Fire was detected on July 12, 2021 and is located near the boundary between the Detroit and Sweet Home Ranger Districts. The fire is burning near the junction of Forest Road 11 (Straight Creek Road/Quartzville Road) and Forest Road 1133 approximately 8 miles south of Detroit Lake. Local firefighters and aircraft rapidly responded to aggressively attack the fire.South Cascade Interagency Type 3 has taken command of this fire. Smoke will continue to be visible from the town of Detroit and Santiam Pass. There may be increased fire traffic on Highway 22. The fire is not currently threatening any communities or structures. The cause of the fire remains under
The Leland Complex is composed of four wildfires: The Sand Mountain, Johnson Creek, Pine Creek and Bonami fires, all started by lightning on July 7, 2021 on the Idaho Department of Lands Ponderosa Forest Protective District. The Sand Mountain Fire is burning in heavy timber with a large dead and down component on Forest Service land 2.5 miles east of Laird Park in Latah County. No structures are threatened. Forest area, campground and trail closures are in effect. The fire was reported Thursday, July 8 at 10:30 am. The Johnson Creek Fire is in the Johnson Creek drainage Clearwater County, 5 miles NE of Elk River, ID. The Pine Creek Fire is in the Pine Creek drainage of Leland, approximately 2.5 miles southeast of Juliaetta, Idaho. The fire was reported Wednesday, July 7 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time and is now now 100% contained. The Bonami Fire is burning in heavy timber directly south of Sand Mountain. The fire remains in patrol status. On July 9th the North Idaho Type 3 Incident...
The lightning caused Tango Fire was reported the evening of July 17th. The fire is located approximately five (5) miles south of Diamond D Ranch in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District. The fire is burning in steep and rocky terrain with cliffs that make access dangerous. While the rocky terrain limits ground access, it also serves to limit the potential for fire growth. Fire activity has been minimal due to recent moisture. An infrared flight the evening of Tuesday, August 3, showed no fire growth but a few isolated hot spots located in the interior of the fire area. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are forecast across the Central Idaho mountains today. A stronger system breaks down the upper ridge Thursday into Friday, with scattered thunderstorms and locally heavy
The Summit Trail Fire was started by lightning on July 12 and is located about 15 miles from Inchelium, Washington. Northwest Incident Management Team 7 is fighting this fire with the objective of full suppression to minimize the size and duration. The fire is burning on the Colville Reservation. For more information about the Colville Confederated Tribes, visit https://www.colvilletribes.com/
The Lava Fire started on 6/24/21 by lightning and is burning northeast of the community of Weed. Below average winter snowpack and very hot, dry windy conditions created burning conditions similar to those normally experienced in August. Diurnal winds and drought conditions are contributed to the northeast and eastern fire spread. Challenges to firefighters included steep, rocky terrain, limited road access to the fire, and limited water sources near the fire. The fire spread by short range spotting and single and group tree torching through grass, brush and scattered
The West Zone of the Superior National Forest, consisting of the Laurentian, Kawishiwi, and LaCroix Districts, continues to host steady fire activity under the current moderate-to-severe- drought conditions.
Daily Updates | Videos | Facebook | Twitter | Flathead National Forest | Current Fire Statistics:2,356 acres [+91]9% containment185 personnel assigned14,716 gallons of retardant dropped660,440 gallons of water dropped23 fixed-wing flight hours84.90 helicopter flight hoursThe Hay Creek Fire was reported Wednesday evening, July 21, 2021, approximately 5 miles west of Polebridge, Montana. The fire is being managed for full suppression. Area, roads, and trails closures are in effect. An Evacuation Warning (pre-evacuation) is in place for some properties in the area. To monitor local air quality conditions, visit the Wildfire Smoke Outlook page. The fire is burning in the Flathead National Forest, west of Glacier National Park. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains just west of the continental divide and south of the Canadian border. The 2.4 million acre Flathead National Forest is home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout; with numerous lakes, streams, and...
Thunderstorms on July 7, 2021, started multiple wildfires across the Lolo National Forest. U.S. Forest service personnel in coordination with local cooperators and response partners actively engaged the fires. The western portion of the Forest, which includes the Superior and Plains-Thompson Falls Ranger Districts, experienced the most lightning activity. The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 1 took command of multiple wildfire incidents located on the Superior and Plains-Thompson Falls Ranger Districts at 6 a.m. on July 9. The Northern Rockies Team 1 transferred command of the West Lolo Complex to a local Type 3 Incident Management Team On July 22 at 8:00 p.m. The Northern Rockies Team 1 took command of the West Lolo Complex and the Granite Pass Complex on July 31. The only fire currently remaining in the Complex is the Thorne Creek Fire. The Thorne Creek Fire is approximately 6 miles north-northeast of Thompson Falls, Montana. Fires that have been contained include...
The River Complex is a group of fires within the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest.Fires were discovered after a series of thunderstorms swept through the area. Numerous lightning strikes ignited dry timber and brush. Most of the fires were quickly discovered and contained. With increased wind and drier conditions, some of the fires have increased in
The Dixie and Jumbo fires are located approximately 40 miles southeast of Grangeville and 15 miles south of Elk City, Idaho near the communities of Comstock and Dixie. The Dixie Fire was started by lightning on July 5, 2021 and the Jumbo Fire was started by lightning on July 6, 2021. The fires are burning in mixed conifer stands in steep and rugged terrain. Joe Sampson's Northern Rockies Wildland Fire Management Team 5 assumed command of the fires at 6 am PDT on August
The Alder Creek Fire started on July 8, 2021 approximately 7 miles West of Wise River, Montana, in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The cause of the Alder Creek Fire has not been determined. The fire terrain is made up of forest timber with 2 feet high underbrush and heavy fuel loads of dead and down Lodgepole Pine. The surrounding valleys are characterized by short sage and grass mix. Fire crews are concentrating their efforts on constructing indirect containment lines, while providing structure protection on existing cabins and sites along the Wise River and Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway. The fire is being managed by the Southwest Type 1 Team #1, Incident Commander Alan Sinclair. Forest Closure Orders are in effect for the fire area. Please see up to date closure order at Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF
The Christensen Fire started on July 16, 2021 approximately 12 miles West of Wise River, Montana. Located on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the cause of the Christensen Fire has not been determined. The fire terrain is made up of forest timber with 2 feet high underbrush and heavy fuel loads of dead and down Lodgepole Pine. The surrounding valleys are characterized by short sage and grass mix.The fire is being managed by the Southwest Type 1 Team #1, Incident Commander Alan Sinclair. Forest Closure Orders are in effect for the fire area. Please see up to date closure order at Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF
The lightning-caused Black Mountain fire was reported to the Dillon Interagency Dispatch Center on July 17, 2021. The fire is located 13 miles south of Jackson, MT and east of Skinner Lake and Skinner Meadows in both the Dillon and Wisdom Ranger Districts. Due to current access issues, heavy dead and down fuel and expected fire behavior, fire managers are preparing indirect line around many parts of the fire to protect the highest values at risk. These tactics may change should conditions warrant.The fire is being managed by the Southwest Type 1 Team #1, Incident Commander Alan Sinclair. Forest Closure Orders are in effect for the fire area. Please see up to date closure order at Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF
The Trail Creek Fire started on July 8, 2021 approximately 20 miles West of Wisdom, Montana, as the result of lightning. The fire terrain is made up of forest timber with 2 feet high underbrush and heavy fuel loads of dead and down Lodgepole Pine. Fire crews are constructing indirect containment lines, while providing structure protection on existing cabins and sites at the National Park Service Big Hole Battlefield. The fire is being managed by the Southwest Type 1 Team #1, Incident Commander Alan Sinclair. Forest Closure orders are in effect for for this fire please see: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) , Salmon-Challis NF: Salmon-Challis National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) for most up to date information on closures. For information on the up evacuation status and preparation level please contact Lemhi County Sheriff Info:
The McFarland Fire was started by lightning. As of 6:00 AM this morning, the fire was at 15,925 acres with 5% containment. Evacuation ORDERS are in place for the community of Wildwood. Evacuation WARNINGS are issued for the Post Mountain/Trinity Pines Community. New Evacuation WARNINGS for western Shasta County:-Shields Road-White Rock Road-Harrison Gulch from Highway 36 to Deerlick Springs RoadResidents should be prepared to leave the area in case of increased fire activity. This is the time to prepare valuable items such as important documents, prescription drugs and phone chargers. Sign up for CodeRed alerts if you are not already enrolled https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFBDCA5E730B. Highway 36 is CLOSED from White Rock Road to the junction with Highway 3. The Wildwood Road is closed from Highway 36 to Highway 3. Please support firefighters and stay out of this
The Cub Creek 2 Fire started on July 16, 2021, at 1:27 PM. It's located 5 miles north of Winthrop, Washington on lands managed by Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, State of Washington and Okanogan Fire District 6. It was initially estimated at 2000 acres and observed actively running, spotting, and torching in grass, brush and timber. Cedar Creek firefighting resources were diverted to assist with initial attack. By 7 pm that evening, a type 3 organization, staffed by many members of Northwest Team 8 from the nearby Cedar Creek Fire, was in charge, 50 residences were threatened, and evacuations and road closures were in effect. A Red Cross shelter was set up and the Washington State structure strike team was reassigned to protect properties. By July 17th, 271 single residences were threatened and one outbuilding was confirmed destroyed and road, trail and area closures were in effect. On July 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. the Southwest Area Incident Management Team (IMT) 2...
The South Yaak Fire was detected on July 13, 2021. It is burning in timbered, steep terrain approximately 4 miles northwest of Troy, Montana. The fire was reported at approximately .25 acres on the south slope of Yaak Mountain. It quickly grew despite heavy initial attack efforts, including support from helicopters and airtankers. On July 20, Great Basin Type 2 Incident Management Team #4 took command of the fire. On July 23, it grew about 400 acres after a log rolled down the slope, scattering embers which quickly turned to flames that ran back up the hill. The fire presents a challenge due to steep terrain, difficult access, and critically dry vegetation. It is likely to burn until significant moisture covers the fire area.Team 4 is also managing the Burnt Peak Fire, https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7619/. Resources will be shared between the two fires. A fire camp is located adjacent to Highway 56, south of the junction with Highway 2. Please use caution traveling...
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes discovered the Boulder 2700 Fire the morning of July 31, 2021, in the Mission Mountains east of Flathead Lake, and eight miles east of Polson, MT. As of August 1, 2021, the size was approximately 1,150 acres, burning in steep terrain with heavy, downed fuels. Multiple structures have been lost. The fire's cause is under investigation. Northern Rockies Team 4 a Type 2 team has been assigned to the fire and will be assuming command beginning on August 2,
The Burnt Peak Fire started by lightning on the morning of July 7th and was detected later that morning. It is burning in timbered, steep terrain on the south face of Burnt Peak in the Keeler Creek Drainage. Fire personnel are making use of existing roads to establish containment of the fire perimeter; Keeler Rattle Road #473, Pony Mountain Road #2201, and the North Fork Keeler Road #404 are included in these suppression efforts. Active burning, short crown runs, group and isolated torching, and short-range spotting are occurring and the fire continues to progress east. Equipment continues to improve access to the fire. And ground resources are constructing direct line where possible. Airtankers and retardant may be used as needed to support crews working on the ground and to protect values at risk. Smoke is visible from the community of Troy. Kootenai National Forest Closure Order D04-072-S-21 is in effect for the area and roads in the vicinity of the Burnt Peak Fire for...
The Cougar Rock Complex is made up of several wildfires that were discovered on July 7, 2021. The fires, which were all started by lightning, are burning primarily in steep terrain and are about 30 miles north of Orofino, Idaho. On July 28, Great Basin Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the complex from Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 6. Both teams are Type 2 organizations. Cooperators on this incident include Potlatch Deltic; Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protection Association; Idaho Department of Lands; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Clearwater County; USDA Forest Service; and the Nez Perce
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