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Williams Creek Fire

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Unit Information

903 3rd Street 
Kamiah, 
Idaho 
83536 
903 3rd Street 
Kamiah, 
Idaho 
83536 

Incident Contacts

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Phone: 208-935-6134
Hours: M - F 8am - 4:30pm (PDT)

Highlighted Activity

The Williams Creek and Twin Lakes fires have recently shown no significant fire activity. This InciWeb page will no longer be updated unless an unexpected increase in activity occurs. For continued Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests wildfire information updates, please visit http://bit.ly/NPCFireInfo. 
Announcement - 2022-09-29

The Williams Creek Fire was detected August 29 and is located on the Red River Ranger District approximately five miles west of Orogrande in the Gospel Hump Wilderness. Ground and aerial firefighting resources responded with aggressive initial attack at time of detection, but the fire growth outpaced these efforts. A point protection strategy has been implemented to protect the community of Orogrande and other values at risk.
 
Update Sept. 29, 2022: The Williams Creek and Twin Lakes fires have recently shown no significant fire activity. This InciWeb page will no longer be updated unless an unexpected increase in activity occurs. For continued Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests wildfire information updates, please visit http://bit.ly/NPCFireInfo

Basic Information
Current as of Thu, 09/29/2022 - 09:09
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin
Location West of Orogrande Community. North of Buffalo Hump private properties.
Incident Commander Local Type 4 Organization
Coordinates 45° 41' 36'' Latitude
-115° 39'
6
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 15
Size 16,084 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 75%
Fuels Involved

Closed timber litter, timber (litter and understory) heavy logging slash.

Outlook
Projected Incident Activity

Interior burning and smoke

Remarks

Fire managers are using percent completion of objectives, rather than percent containment on both the Twin Lakes Fire and the Williams Creek Fire. Containment implies fire-line around the entire perimeter, directly next to the fire's active edge. Percent completion of objectives more accurately captures and reports the specific amount of work accomplished on the ground to manage fire spread and reduce the negative impacts to communities, infrastructure, and other identified values.

Twin Lakes Fire is unstaffed and will be monitored by Forest Service Personnel as conditions warrant.