The DIXIE and the JUMBO FIRES are both burning on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest and are being managed by the same Northern Rockies Team 2, a Type 1 IMT.

Smoke rises from the Dixie fire over the mountains.
Dixie Fire – PC: USFS

Nationally in the Northern Rockies, there were 75 new wildfires, with three becoming new fires and six are not contained.

Incident Cooperators: USFS


The DIXIE FIRE is burning about two miles north of Dixie, Idaho, about 40 miles southeast of Grangeville, Idaho and 15 miles south of Elk City, Idaho.

It was caused by lightning on Monday, July 5th around 1245 Hours PT.

Today’s fire operations included air and ground resources tasked with structure protection and improving road and fuel breaks near the communities of Dixie, Comstock, Mallard Creek and private assets on the Main Salmon River.

Fire behavior is extreme with crowning, running and smoldering. About 11,000 acres has been burned with a 0% containment status.

Structures are threatened, while area, roads and trails are closed.

There has been a total of $5 Million Dollars in expenses to date.


The JUMBO FIRE is burning about eight miles from Dixie, Idaho and burning the DIXIE FIRE. Fire behavior is active.

Structures are threatened.

571 acres and a 0% containment at the last update this morning (NIFC). There are no resources on this fire which has caused a total cost-to-date of fire suppression and containment expenses of $10,000.

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