Bearskin Fire

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Bearskin Fire


9-22-2017 Bearskin Fire Area Closure Reduced - Version #5
9-22-2017 The Boise National Forest Bearskin Fire Area Closure within the Lowman District has been reduced, opening more roads, due to a decrease in fire activity. The modified closure – Version... more


Approximate Location

44.388 latitude, -115.527 longitude

Incident Overview

Photo of engines and Bearskin Fire column

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Acres: 30,251 Acres
Containment: 10-2-2017 - (100 percent of the 29 percent). Controlled: 10-11-2017
Personnel: 25
Resources assigned: 1 crews, 1 engine

Type 4 Incident Management Team

The 29 percent of the line to be contained was completed on 10-2-2017.

Most work on the Bearskin Fire was completed by the end of shift Saturday, September 16.

A second National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team was managing the fire since September 11.

On Monday, September 18, the local unit resumed management of the fire.

A small workforce of 1 crew and 1 engine will remain
in the area for monitoring operations until the fire is in contained and controled status.

One engine will patrol along County Road 579 on the west side of the fire. The east side of the fire is quiet and also in patrol status.

3-6 inches of snow and rain fell in the fire area during the week of September 18-22.

Smoke may linger for weeks, and even flare up, as interior hot spots ignite in warmer days.

All the suppression repair work has been completed. Suppression repair work restores areas on the landscape that have been damaged by the work of equipment and crews fighting the fire. Firefighters returned truckloads of equipment used on the fire including pumps and hoses, to the local district.

For Forest Closure Orders and maps visit: Scroll down to Lowman Ranger District Closures: 9-22-2017 - Bearskin Area Closure Reduced – Version #5

Stage 1 fire restrictions were lifted effective 12:01 a.m. Sept. 17. To view the order

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday August 23rd, 2017 approx. 07:30 PM
Location21 miles NE of Lowman, Idaho - located in Valley County
Incident CommanderC Stewart
Incident DescriptionWildfire - 10-2-2017 Final 209

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size30,251 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 02nd, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Dead and down subalpine fir and lodgepole habitat.

Significant Events

10-2-2017 - The 29 percent of line that was to be completed is 100 percent done.


Planned Actions

Most work on the Bearskin Fire was completed. Fire is now in monitor status.

9-22-2017 Bearskin Fire Closure Area Reduced - Version #5

Projected Incident Activity

10-11-2017 - 100 percent controlled


A type 4 Incident Management Organization is managing the fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Snow and rain was reported on the fire area.

Unit Information

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Boise National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Boise, Idaho, ID 83709

Incident Contact

Venetia Gempler
Phone: 208-373-4105
Hours: M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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