The CHARACTER COMPLEX incident consists of two fires, the DECEITFUL and the PRICHARD FIRES, which are located on the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

Prichard Fire, July 15, 2021 - Crews cooling southwest fire edge
Credit | USFS

Both wildfires were sparked by lightning from a thunderstorm that passed over the area on July 7th when it was detected. Today, they continue to exhibit extreme fire conditions due to recent record-breaking temps and an abnormal dry Winter and Spring.

DECEITFUL FIRE crews are continually working on indirect line construction on Divisions Alpha, Mike and Kilo.

On July 10th, the CINNABAR CREEK FIRE merged into the DECEITFUL FIRE which is located about three miles north of Kellogg and one mile south of the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River.

The PRICHARD FIRE is located about one mile away from Eagle, Idaho. It is showing it is currently in mop-up operations, with crews working on holding the line, making improvements and patrolling.

Alongside of 397 total personnel with seven crews, 33 engines and one copter.

About 4,473 total acres of timber, brush and timber litter are burning in heavy dead and down main portion of the fires. There is a 20% containment status.

Cost-to-Date has reached $6.7 Million.

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