Lone Pine Fire

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Lone Pine Fire


Approximate Location

46.084 latitude, -115.036 longitude

Incident Overview

The Lone Pine fire started July 14 below Lone Pine Point, a very remote area in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness. The fire is being managed for long-term resource benefit, using a point protection strategy. Smoke will be obvious along the Selway River corridor. Extreme should be used along the river as trees may continue falling in and around the river.

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.

For the safety and protection of the public, an area closure is in effect (see "Closures")

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 14th, 2017 approx. 05:45 PM
LocationBelow Lone Pine Point in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness
Incident CommanderMike Blinn, Type 3 IC

Current Situation

Size5,762 Acres
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 02nd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Tall grass and timber

Significant Events

Active, backing


Planned Actions


Projected Incident Activity


Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Forecast is 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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Phone: 208-820-1965

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