Hidden Fire

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Hidden Fire


Approximate Location

46.381 latitude, -114.509 longitude

Incident Overview

The Hidden fire is on Hidden Ridge, 7 miles northeast of the Elk Summit Guard Station and in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, and is being managed as a long-term incident for resource benefit.

The Nez Perce-Clearwater and Bitterroot National Forests are working together in the long-term management and strategy for this fire. Smoke is expected to impact the local area as well as the Bitterroot and Missoula Valleys.

Trail closures are in place for public health and safety. Please see "Closures" on this site.

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
Date of OriginMonday July 10th, 2017 approx. 04:15 PM
LocationHidden Ridge, 7 mi. NE of Elk Summit Guard Station
Incident CommanderStony Nelson, IC3

Current Situation

Total Personnel2
Size4,754 Acres
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 21st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Brush and Timber

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping, spotting, isolated torching


Planned Actions

Continued monitoring with aerial and ground resources.

Projected Incident Activity

Minor growth is expected near the remaining isolated areas holding heat. If the predicted winds reach the active areas of the fire, rapid growth could occur.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A dry cold front will move through causing gusty winds an very low humidity. Temps expected 80-95 for the next week. Slight chance of rain forecast for next Wednesday.

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

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Phone: 208-820-1965

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