The Wildfire Log | Idaho | August 18, 2019

Here is the SitRep for Wildfire activity on Sunday, August 18, 2019 for the State of Idaho.

14 new wildfires started in the last 24 hours in the Great Basin area which include States ID, NV and UT. – NIFC


New Wildfire(s)

Hell Roaring Creek, Custer | 0% containment

Crews were sent out on a smoke check at 1218 hours MDT.  Shortly after, a wildfire was reported to their Dispatch and additional resources were deployed through the South Central Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center at 1232 hours MDT to the Hell Roaring Creek area in Custer. Due to this being the newest fire, there is limited information showing up in CAD.


Cove Creek Fire | 27 miles NW of Salmon | 4,444 acres | 65% containment

The Cove Creek Fire is burning in the Salmon – Challis National Forest owned by the US Forest Service in Idaho.  Fire fuels include timber and tall grass.  Fire behavior is said to be minimal with creeping, backing and with wind-driven runs.

There are 38 total personnel along with one crew, two engines and one helicopter on the front lines.

Cost-to-date expenses have reached an all time high of $4 Million Dollars.

Nethker Fire | 30 miles NE of McCall | 2,354 acres | 91% containment

The Nethker Fire is currently burning in the Payette National Forest and managed/owned by the US National Forest.  Command has been transferred back to the local unit from the GB Team 3, an IMT Type 2 team.

Fire behavior has been reported as moderate with smoldering, creeping and isolated torching.  Fire fuels include timber and closed timber litter.

There are approximately 559 total personnel still assigned to this fire, along with 15 crews, eight engines and five helicopters.

Cost-to-date is $10.2 Million Dollars.  All structures were saved by firefighters. No were reportedly damaged, injuries to firefighters or to civilians.

Quartz Fire | NW of Quartzburg | 1.3 acres

The Quartz Fire started on Saturday, August 17, 2019.  It is located about one mile northwest of Quartzburg and burning in elevations of 5,200 to 5,400 feet.  Fire resources and assets were dispatched through the Boise Interagency Dispatch Center at 1717 hours.  1.3 acres of grass, brush and ponderosa pine have been destroyed on BLM lands.   Estimated time to contain the fire is expected to be today sometime.


(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/18/2019 @ 1200 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | Shady Fire, a NW Wildfire | 1

Incident Summary | A wildfire sparked by lightning was reported on the evening of July 10th.  It is located about two miles east of Seafoam Guard Station in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District in Idaho.

This fire is also located on the Salmon-Challis National Forest lands.

Shady Fire July 12, 2019

Shady Fire photo taken on July 12, 2019. | Courtesy: Inciweb

Resources | There are currently 23 fire personnel assigned to this incident with the ICs are Currie and Trainee Donati.

Fire Behavior | At this time, the fire behavior is moderate with short uphill and short wind-driven runs.  Activity on the fire’s edge is also moderate.

Current Status | Firefighters are monitoring fire progression towards ID’d values at risk and will continue to ID further assets in the fire perimeter.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #ShadyFire #IDwildfires2019     You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog for live fire coverage on local and national incidents.

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The Wildfire Log | Gold Fire | ID | 1


UPDATE 1 – WED, 6/5/2019 – 2055 PDT

A wildfire has ignited in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest about 17 miles east of Metaline Falls, Washington and 81 miles NNE of Spokane, Washington.

The fire was discovered at 2058 MDT on Wednesday, June 5th.

Two acres may have been burned.

Limited information known at this time.

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Idaho Wildfire: #SommerFire

SOMMER CAMP, Idaho – Several wildfires started in the State of Idaho with this one being over the couple of hundreds of acre mark.

On June 5, 2018, Dispatchers with the Boise Interagency Dispatch Center dispatched BC10 E1411 E1412 and WT1931 around 1334 hours.

The fire is located about 2 miles southwest of 95 on Sommer Camp.

About 212 acres were consumed from an unknown cause.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2115 hours PDT

Idaho Wildfire: #BajaFire

BOISE INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER, Idaho – A wildfire broke out on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, prompting a wildland fire response that included Engines 1434 and 1435 along with WT1933 to Baja Road on 1545 hours.

Resources are on-scene with limited details.

However, we do know that 208 acres of land have been destroyed.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2054 PDT

Idaho Wildfire: #MM28HWY78 Fire | 1

BOISE INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER, Id. – A wildfire has broken out on Mile Marker 25, HIghway 78 in the Boise, Idaho area that broke out on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Resources include BC30, DZ1832 E1415 E1422 E1427 E1428 that were dispatched at 1858 hours and arrived on-scene.

A report of 25 acres was reported.

There are limited details on this wildfire.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Update 2043 PDT

NW Wildfire CAD Activity – May 23, 2018

NORTHWEST, Wa/Id/Or. – Here is your SitRep for the Northwest area showing wildfire activity for May 23, 2018.


The Idaho City Ranger District has a planned Prescribed burn on May 24, 2018.  Scheduled to burn 5-10 acres.  This is for the SW ID Fire Training (SWIFT) burn.  This will take place along Granite Creek 327A Road on the Boise National Forest.

8017 Fire | 43 40.446, -119 48.126.  Dispatched 5/23/2018 @ 1636 hours.  Limited details. (Burns Interagency Communication Center – OR)

0229 NE Fire | 43 43.632, -120 47.922. Dispatched 1226 hours.  .25 acres.  Limited info. (Central OR Interagency Dispatch Center – OR)

047 Fire | Phipps Meadow.  Cpt613 E613 E617 Fuels 12 responded as resources. USFS personnel.  Dispatched at 1435 hours. Unknown burned acreage or cause. (John Day Interagency Dispatch Center – OR)

Arcadia Park Fire | Deer Park. Spokane County.  Dispatched at 1550 hours.  Handled by another Agency/WFS. 0.1 acres. (Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center – WA)

 Brockdale Road Fire | 21 E Melissa Lane.  E802 E806 E808. Caldwell (IC). Dispatched at 1637 hours.  Contained. Unknown acreage.  (South Puget Sound Dispatch – WA)

Cedar Mountain Fire | Deep Lake boundary.  Stevens County.  Grass, brush and slash.  Dispatched at 1518 hours. Resources o/s at 1600 hours.  0.1 acres. NC 322 and NC 341 (IC). (Northeast Washington Interagency Dispatch Center – WA)

Clapboard Gulch Fire | Clapboard Gulch.  Dispatched at 0718 hours.  .25 acres. (Rogue Valley Interagency Communication Center – OR)

Columbia Heights Fire | 4229 Columbia Heights, Longview.  Dispatched 1431 hours. Turned over to landowner.  0.1 acres. (Pacific Cascade Dispatch Center – WA)

Creekwood Drive SW Fire | 1621 Creekwood Dr SW.  Grass, brush and timber. E801 E803. Jewell (IC).  Resources o/s. Dispatched at 1704 hours.  (South Puget Sound Dispatch – WA)

Foster Fire | West of Foster Creek. Jackson County.  Dispatched 1331 hours. Contained at 1637 hours.  0.1 acres. (Rogue Valley Interagency Communication Center – OR)

Hancock Fire | Big Valley/Hancock Creek.  Okanogan County.  Grass and brush fire fuels. Dispatched 1320 hours. Contained at 1448 hours.  0.1 acres. Mutual aid also dispatched. (Central Washington/Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Centers – WA)

Harvard  Avenue Fire | Harvard Avenue. Brush fire fuel.  Dispatched at 1055 hours. 0.1 acres.  (South Puget Sound Dispatch –  WA)

High Meadow Fire | High Meadow.  Dispatched at 1556 hours. Contained at 1910 hours.  0.1 acres. (Lakeview Interagency Dispatch Center – OR)

Hillcrest Way Fire | Kimberly Drive.  Stevens County.  Grass and brush.  Dispatched at 1747 hours.  Resources o/s at 1900 hours.  AR 448 (IC) arrived as well. (Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center – WA)

Independence Fire | Independence.  Pend Oreille County.  Grass, brush, reprod.  Dispatched at 1439 hours.  Contained at 1600 hours. Controlled at 1730 hours.  .58 acres. (Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center – WA)

Indian Butte Fire | 7 miles west of Bell Rapids. Grass fuels. Dispatched 1933 hours. Contained at 2130 hours. Controlled at 2230 hours.  101.6 acres. B2-6 E2414 TFD IC (@ 2139 hours).  (South Central Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center – ID)

Leach Road Fire | Leach Road.  Pierce County (Orting). Dispatched at 1511 hours. (South Puget Sound Dispatch – WA)

Tormey Fire | West Charles. Spokane County.  Grass, brush and light timber. AR 449 (IC) o/s. Dispatched at 1649 hours.  In patrol status.  0.01 acres. (Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center – WA)

SOURCES | WildCAD, Official fire sources, Twitter, Facebook (official fire sources)

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NW Wildfire CAD Activity | May 11, 2018

SEATTLE, Wash. – We have gleaned information from the WildCAD and here is the activity for Saturday, May 11, 2018.  This post includes the States of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.


Moonshine Fire – Moonshine Rd / Klickitat County.  Dispatched at 1605 hours on May 11, 2018.   6 acres of slash.  Contained 5/12/2018 @ 0909 hours.  Controlled at 1835 hours PDT. (Central WA Interagency Communication Center)

Lambert Side Fire – Lambert Creek x Little Bear Road / Ferry County.  Dispatched at 1417 hours PDT.  0.01 acres of grass, brush and reprod. (Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center)



Balsam LIne Fire – T39S RSE Sec 4 NESW – Dispatched 0945 hours PDT.  1.5 acres. Limited info. (Oregon Dispatch Center)


Matheson Fire – 47 48.759 x 117 02.135 – Dispatched 1522 hours.  2 acres.  E4602 on-scene. Limited info. (CDA Interagency Dispatch Center)


(Source:  Wild CAD Web)

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NW Wildfire CAD Activity | May 10, 2018

SEATTLE, Wash. – We have gleaned information from the WildCAD and here is the activity for the days of May 10, 2018.  This post also includes Oregon and Idaho.



Atwood Road Fire – Atwood Road / Klickitat County.  CRGNSA  and DNR on-scene. Dispatched 1517 hours PDT.  0.1 acres. (Central Washington Interagency Communications Center)

Better Ridge Fire – Better Ridge / Stevens County.  Dispatched  0815 hours.  Brush, slash. IC at 1045 hours.  0.01 acres.  In patrol status. (Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center)

Dougs Beach Fire – Doug Beach / Klickitat County.  Dispatched 1055 hours PDT.  2 acres.  (Central Washington Interagency Communications Center)

Spillway Fire – Dispatched 1033 hours PDT.  0.1 acres.  Dispatched 1033 hours PDT.  Contained/Controlled/Out at 1447 hours PDT.  (Colville Agency MT Tolman Dispatch Center)

Summit Surprise Fire – Addy Gifford / Stevens County.  Dispatched 0814 hours PDT.  Unknown burned acreage.  Dispatched at 0814 hours PDT.  NC 347 at 1045 hours PDT.  In patrol status. (Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center)

Tyler Spot Fire – Hwy 904 / Spokane County.  Dispatched 1054 hours PDT.  0.01 acres.  Grass and brush fire fuels. Dispatched 0815 hours PDT.  Contained at 1230 hours.  Controlled at 1325 hours PDT.  (Northeast Interagency Communications Center)


Haner Butte 0175 OD Fire – 1 mi east of Haner Butte.  Dispatched 1511 hours PDT.  1.46 acres.  (Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center)


No wildfires have been reported.

(Source:  Wild CAD Web)

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NW Wildfire CAD Activity | May 9, 2018

SEATTLE, Wash. – We have gleaned information from the WildCAD and here is the activity for the days of May 9, 2018.  This post also includes Oregon and Idaho.

MAY 9, 2018

0171 RS Fire | Dispatched 1229 hours PDT.  Mcgrath and Powell Butte Hwy. 0.1 acres. (Central Oregon Interagency Dispatche Center – OR)

Cove Fire | Dispatched 1543 hours PDT.  Mile Post 303. (Olympic Region Dispatch – WA)

No Fires in the State of Idaho

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