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Patrol Ridge Fire

Unit Information

Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, ID 83536

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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: 208-820-1965

(This incident will only be updated if significant change in fire behavior and/or acreage occurs.)

The lightning-caused Patrol Ridge fire was reported August 12, 2017, burning 4.5 miles east of Windy Saddle on the Red River Ranger District. Since that time, the fire has moved north onto the Moose Creek Ranger District, in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.

Identified values at risk include Warm Springs Bar and Running Creek Ranch.

This fire is being managed for long-term resource benefits using a point protection strategy.

Portions of Trails 71 and 10 are closed for the safety and protection of the public due to fire activity. Please see "Closures" for details.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
LocationPatrol Ridge - 4.5 miles east of Windy Saddle
Coordinates45.882 latitude, -114.96 longitude

Current Situation

Size1,175 Acres
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 31st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Closed Timber Litter

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping


Planned Actions

Continue to monitor fire growth and proximity to Warm Springs ranch and Running Creek Ranch

Projected Incident Activity

Continued movement to the North and West and along Trails 530 and 531.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

warm and mostly dry high pressure will be in-place over the region through at least late week.