Strychnine Fire

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Strychnine Fire


Fire investigators seek information on cause of Strychnine Fire
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 14, 2017 Fire investigators seek information on cause of Strychnine Fire (DEARY) – Fire investigators ask... more


Approximate Location

46.956 latitude, -116.627 longitude

Incident Overview

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The Strychnine Fire is located five miles northeast of Harvard, Idaho. While the fire is 100 % contained, crews will continue to mop up and monitor the fire. Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is being assisted by US Forest Service Nez Perce- Clearwater Forests Palouse Range District, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and area volunteer fire crews.

The fire is currently under investigation. Please contact the Idaho Department of Lands fire managers at: (208) 666-8659 or if you have any information about the cause of this fire. Any information provided as part of this investigation will remain confidential.

Road and area closures have been rescinded.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday September 02nd, 2017 approx. 03:30 PM
Location4.5 miles northeast of Harvard, ID
Incident CommanderIdaho Department of Lands- Ponderosa Area Office

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size1,010 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday September 13th, 2017 approx. 11:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory) Medium Logging Slash Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Updated: Sept 14

Area and road closures have been rescinded.

3 Engines with 10 firefighters will patrol and monitor the fire.



Updated: Sept 14

Area and road closures have been rescinded.

The fire is primarily in industrial timber lands with some national forest ownership.

Unit Information

Idaho Department of Lands
Boise, ID 83702

Incident Contact

Strychnine Fire Information
Phone: 208-334-0233
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm

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