Published Monday, July 3, 2022, 1900 hours PT

The WOODTICK FIRE originally ignited on July 14, 2022, around 1700 hours, about 27 miles west of Challis, Idaho. It now contains two separate fires.

Credit: USFS

The incident is staffed by 87 total fire personnel and an Incident Commander (Grooms), alongside two crews, and two wildland fire use modules and are working on structure assessments, as well as preparations along the Camas Creek and Silver Creek areas.

Evacuation (mandatory-GO) orders are in effect — Lower Camas Creek area

Evacuation (Get Set) notices — Castle Creek, Silver Creek, and Camas Creek.

The fire was ignited by lightning that sparked timber, grass, and brush as it passed over the area. It has burned about 1,673 acres with the primary spread to the south towards Martindale Creek.

It is currently being observed as showing signs of active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, short crown runs, and torching.

The USFS states, “Resources will continue planning for a point protection/confine and contain strategy.”

The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at VERY HIGH Fire Danger per the USFS.

Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $200,000.00.

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