Boise NF Miscellaneous Fires - 2017

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Boise NF Miscellaneous Fires - 2017


Wapiti Creek Fire Closure - Version #1
7-21-2017 Lowman Ranger District has temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) trail #160 (Wapiti Creek Trail) and the Warm Springs Landing Strip, including (NFS) road #025RB for firefighter,.. more


Approximate Location

44.164 latitude, -115.215 longitude

Incident Overview

Evening landscape photo of Wapiti Fire.

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7-24-2017 Update - Wapiti Fire is 100 percent contained.
Crews will continue to monitor the fire today for any sign of remaining fire activity.
Estimated full containment was Sunday, July 23, 2017. (6 p.m.)
Closure remains in effect until terminated.

7-20-2017 -Wildfire starts northeast of Lowman, Idaho

Crews responded to a fire on the Lowman Ranger District Thursday, July 20, at 3:30 p.m.

Located 20 miles northeast of Lowman, Idaho, near Grandjean. The 61-acre Wapiti Fire is approximately 1 mile from the Wapiti Summer Homes, which are currently not in imminent danger. The fire was human caused.

(7-22-2017) Approximately 196 firefighters are assigned to the fire: Six 20-person crews, (including 3 hotshot crews), 2 helicopters and 10 engines.

Wapiti Fire activity has closed some access in the vicinity to ensure public and firefighter safety.

Closures include:

  • National Forest System (NFS) trail 160 and trailhead (Wapiti Creek trail) are closed until it meets NFS trail 157.

  • Warms Springs Landing Strip

  • NFS road 025RB access road

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 20th, 2017 approx. 03:30 PM
Location20 miles north/northeast of Lowman, Idaho
Incident CommanderM Ellis WY - BLM
Incident DescriptionWapiti Fire

Current Situation

Total Personnel196
Size61 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday July 23rd, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber Brush - Bug-Kill Lodge pole

Significant Events

Minimal behavior (7-22-2017)


Planned Actions

Monitor for any fire activity.

Projected Incident Activity

Continue demobilization 7-24-2017


This page will be updated with initial attack fires. If the fire becomes larger than 100 acres, it will have a separate name listed under Idaho.

Unit Information

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Boise National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1249 S. Vinnell Way Suite 200
Boise, Idaho, ID 83709

Incident Contacts

Public Affairs Officer
Phone: 208-373-4105
Boise NF Fire Information
Phone: 208-384-3266
Boise National Forest
Phone: 208-373-4100
Hours: M-F 8-430p
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