Big Cougar

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Big Cougar

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Approximate Location

45.993 latitude, -116.831 longitude

Incident Overview

Big Cougar Fire along Snake River, 08/08/14

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This will be the FINAL Fact Sheet unless conditions change.

Incident: Wildland fire, lightning-caused, reported on August 2, 2014

Location: 24 miles south of Lewiston, ID

Jurisdiction: Craig Mountain Fire Protection District, Idaho Department of Lands

Cooperating Agencies: United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Nez Perce Tribe, The Nature Conservancy, and Nez Perce County

Incident Commander: Shawn Pearson, Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team (IMT)

Current Size: Approximately 65,200 acres Containment: 100%

Strategy: Full Suppression Structures Threatened: 0

Structures Lost: 9

Yesterday’s Activities: There was little fire activity yesterday. On average ½ inch fell over the fire area yesterday and overnight. Crews finished mop up on the northeast edge of the fire, and rehabilitation work continued on the eastern sections. The majority of the fire remains in patrol status. Resources continue to be demobed and/or transferred to other incidents.

Current Resources: The number of firefighters on the incident is 168. Resources assigned include 2 crews, 1 helicopters, 7 engines, 3 dozers, 2 watertenders and support personnel.

Planned Actions: Crews will continue to be in the fire area mopping up and rehabilitating sections. All other areas of the fire will continue to be patrolled and monitored. The fire will be transferred over to a local Type 4 organization at 6:00 a.m. Saturday August 16th, 2014.

Special Messages/Closures:

  • On Friday morning Stage 1 Evacuation Notice will be lifted for all areas surrounding the Big Cougar Fire.

  • Zaza Rd (#540) remains closed south of the Deer Creek intersection until Saturday morning, August 16th, 2014.

    A BIG thank you to all the communities affected by the fire, we really appreciate all the support the Team has received.

    -Shawn Pearson’s Type 2 Incident Management Team.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday August 02nd, 2014 approx. 10:00 PM
Location20 miles south of Lewiston, ID
Incident CommanderShawn Pearson

Current Situation

Size65,200 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber with grass and understory

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Unit Information

Idaho Department of Lands
300 N. 6th Street, Suite 103
Boise, ID 83702

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