This incident will only be updated as fire behavior and/or acreage substantially change. For information on other wilderness fires on the Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, please see Moose Creek 1 fire and Lone Pine fire on this site.
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 14th, 2017 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||Near Mink Peak|
|Incident Commander||Tim Schaeffer, Type 4 IC|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 02nd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (grass and understory)
|Projected Incident Activity|
Moderate, moving to the south
Hot and dry for the foreseeable future. Lightning expected this weekend.