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
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.
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
For specific and ongoing information about this fire and the Closure Order visit Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4836/
For information on all Boise National Forest closures visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 20th, 2017 approx. 03:30 PM|
|Location||20 miles north/northeast of Lowman, Idaho|
|Incident Commander||M Ellis WY - BLM|
|Incident Description||Wapiti Fire|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday July 23rd, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber Brush - Bug-Kill Lodge pole
Minimal behavior (7-22-2017)
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.