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Buck Fire

Unit Information

Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3815 Schreiber Way Coeur d'Alene Idaho 83815
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

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Hellicopter dropping water over Buck Fire 8/17/17Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Buck Fire is located on the St. Joe Ranger District, approximately 16 miles southeast of Avery, Idaho. The fire is burning in steep terrain and heavy fuels along Buck Creek, south of FSR201.

Area Closure Map 9/1/17

Closure Order 9/1/17

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday August 07th, 2017 approx. 06:45 PM
Incident CommanderTransferred to local unit 9/18.
Incident DescriptionLocated Approximately 16 Miles Southeast Of Avery, Idaho
Coordinates47.083 latitude, -115.531 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel87
Size2,386 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained25%
Fuels Involved

heavy timber, brush and snags on steep rocky terrain

Significant Events

Area, trail, and road closures are in effect.


Planned Actions

Fire crews finished moping up the containment lines that were available for the crews to work in safely. This additional work has brought our containment percentage up to 25%.

Projected Incident Activity

Heavy precipitation is expected over the fire area With this incoming precipitation fire activity is expected to be stunted for the foreseeable future.


Main objective still remains keeping the fire off of Molpus Timerlands property.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The fire area is expecting significant moisture for most of this week.