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Mink Peak Fire

Unit Information

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

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Fire Information
Phone: 208-820-1965

The Mink Peak fire has been absorbed by the Moose Creek 1 fire. This incident will no longer be updated. Please see Moose Creek 1 fire.

Located near Mink Peak in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, the Mink Peak fire was lightning caused on July 14, 2017. The fire is unstaffed but is being closely monitored by air. The fire is being managed for long-term resource benefit. Visitors to the Selway River may expect to see smoke.the

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.h activity on all sides. Smoke will impact the Selway River corridor.

An area closure and various trail closures have been implemented on the Moose Creek Ranger District for the safety and protection of the public.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 14th, 2017 approx. 03:00 PM
LocationNear Mink Peak
Incident CommanderJim Wimer, Type 4 IC
Coordinates46.048 latitude, -115.05 longitude

Current Situation

Size817 Acres
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 02nd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Tall grass

Timber (grass and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal, backing


Planned Actions


Projected Incident Activity

Moderate, moving to the south

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry for the foreseeable future.

Recent Articles

Area Closure Remains in Effect Closure - 8/24/2017
Trail Closures Closure - 8/24/2017