Honeymoon Fire

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Honeymoon Fire


Stanley, Idaho: The Honeymoon Fire is on the Middle Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, located west of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The lightning caused... more


Approximate Location

44.575 latitude, -115.434 longitude

Incident Overview

Honeymoon Fire 09/01/17

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The lightning caused Honeymoon Fire remains at approximately 1,860 acres. The fire is located approximately one mile northwest of Sulphur Creek Ranch in steep, inaccessible terrain. The fire is being allowed to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the environment while providing for firefighter and public safety.

The Emergency Trail Closure associated with the Honeymoon Fire has been rescinded.

Public safety continues to be a priority for the Honeymoon Fire. Please be advised that some areas may contain hazards such as: ash and needles on the trail that can make the trail slippery, burned out stump holes that make the ground week and unstable, unstable dead trees, loose rocks and logs that have the potential to roll, and flash flooding and mud flows, especially in areas without vegetation. Take proper safety precautions such as: checking the weather forecast let someone know where you are, and locate your camp away from burned trees. Conditions in a burned forest change constantly. Be alert at all times.

Additional updates and information will be provided if significant changes occur.

Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at MODERATE Fire Danger.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday August 27th, 2017 approx. 02:00 PM
LocationFrank Church River of No Return Wilderness, 30 NM NW of Stanely, ID
Incident CommanderSZ Duty Officer
Incident DescriptionThe Fire Is Being Allowed To Play, As Nearly As Possible, Its Natural Ecological Role In The Environment While Providing For Firefighter And Public Safety.

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size1,860 Acres
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 31st, 2017 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved

grass and heavy timber

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal.


Planned Actions

Monitor as needed.

Projected Incident Activity

No fire growth expected due to weather. Monitor.


The Forest plans to actively monitor and allow fire to play its natural role within the wilderness while directing the fire away from identified values.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cool and wet conditions will continue today as a strong low pressure system continues to impact the region. A drying trend will take hold this weekend, with a few lingering rain and snow showers on Saturday shifting east of the area by Sunday. Well below normal temperatures will slowly begin to recover this weekend into early next week, reaching closer to normal by mid next week.

Unit Information

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Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis St.
Salmon, ID, ID 83467

Incident Contact

Amy Baumer
Email: idscffireinfo@fs.fed.us
Phone: 208-756-7853
Hours: M-Th 10AM-4PM

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