Moose Creek 1 Fire

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Moose Creek 1 Fire

INCIDENT UPDATED 18 HRS. AGO

Approximate Location

46.122 latitude, -114.913 longitude

Incident Overview

The lightning-caused Moose Creek 1 fire started in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, immediately southeast of the historic Moose Creek Ranger Station. Originally three fires (Moose Creek 1, Moose Creek 2, and Moose Creek 3), they were merged together on July 20 as the Moose Creek 1 fire. Structure protection is in place on the Halfway, Meeker and Three Links bridges as well as on the Shissler Lookout

The fire is being managed for long-term resource benefits.

An area closure and various trail closures are in place on the Moose Creek Ranger District for the safety and protection of the public. See "Closures" on this site.

Visitors recreating on the Selway River should expect to see smoke and fire in the area of Moose Creek Ranger Station.

Firefighter and public safety is the number one priority in wildland fire management and emergency response. Forest and Fire Management Staff considered the long-term effects of smoke in their decision to manage fires in the wilderness and roadless areas. Fire managers are working with air quality specialists to monitor smoke and potential impacts to communities. In addition to smoke impacts, values at risk, availability of resources, and location were considered in determining suppression actions of fires not threatening communities.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightening/natural
Date of OriginFriday July 14th, 2017 approx. 04:03 PM
LocationSoutheast of the Historic Moose Creek Ranger Station
Incident CommanderMike Blinn, Type 3 IC

Current Situation

Total Personnel12
Size8,729 Acres
Estimated Containment DateSunday October 01st, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Significant Events

Active, backing

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor fire. Continue structure protection efforts.

Projected Incident Activity

Moderate growth with hot and dry temperatures

Remarks

Managed for Resource Benefits - Point Protection

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The long term forecast calls for hot and dry.

Unit Information

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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, Idaho, ID 83536
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