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Ibex Fire

Unit Information

Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467

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Public safety continues to be a priority for the Ibex Fire. Please be advised that some areas may contain hazards such as: ash and needles on the trail that can make the trail slippery, burned out stump holes that make the ground week and unstable, unstable dead trees, loose rocks and logs that have the potential to roll, and flash flooding and mud flows, especially in areas without vegetation. Take proper safety precautions such as: checking the weather forecast, let someone know where you are, and locate your camp away from burned trees. Conditions in a burned forest change constantly. Be alert at all times.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday July 24th, 2017 approx. 03:45 PM
Location10 nautical miles west of Challis, Idaho
Incident CommanderSZ Duty Officer
Incident DescriptionThe Fire Is Being Allowed To Play, As Nearly As Possible, Its Natural Ecological Role In The Environment While Providing For Firefighter And Public Safety.
Coordinates44.591 latitude, -114.691 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size17,256 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber (subalpine fir, lodgepole pine), litter, and understory

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor and rehabilitate contingency lines.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal. Continue rehab of contingency lines.

Remarks

The Forest plans to actively monitor and allow fire to play its natural role while directing the fire away from identified values.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A dry westerly flow pattern across the area today. This will be interrupted Tuesday night and early Wednesday by a disturbance crossing northern Idaho and a slight chance of showers north of about Shoup.