Published Friday, July 22, 2022, 2240 hours PT

The MOOSE FIRE is burning about 21 miles north of Salmon, Idaho, which ignited from an undetermined cause on Sunday, July 17, 2022, around 1600 hours.


This post is dedicated to the two pilots who were onboard the ROTAK Helicopter Services chopper when it went down and killed both of them. Thoughts and prayers to their families, fellow colleagues, those directly impacted, and the communities, they served in.

RIP Thomas Hayes and Jared Bird. Never Forgotten.


Credit: Salmon-Challis National Forest

The wildfire has burned approximately 23,620 acres of timber, brush, and grass.

There is about 737 total personnel assigned to this incident along with about 19 crews, 39 engines, and nine copters.

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Fire behavior remains active with observations of uphill runs, spotting, and backing.

Structures are threatened.

There is still a 0% containment status.

The cost-to-date has reached $2.1 Million Dollars for fire suppression and containment efforts.

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