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Lodgepole Fire

Unit Information

Boise National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1249 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, Idaho, ID 83709

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Lodgepole Fire near Crouch, ID

8-13-2018- The Lodgepole Fire is approximately 1,616 acres and 95 percent contained. It is located about 16 miles northeast of Garden Valley ID, along the National Forest System (NFS) road 671.

There is an area closure in effect for public safety, however campgrounds along east side of NFS road 671 including Silver Creek Plunge are open. The 671 and 698 roads are open for motorized travel and the trails along the west boundary of the closure are open.

Firefighting crews have successfully moped-up remaining hot spots and secured containment lines around the Fire.

“Although resources have been reduced, fire personnel will continue to patrol and monitor the fireline. I anticipate that we will be monitoring this incident until we receive enough moisture to completely extinguish the fire," said Emmett District Ranger Richard Newton.

The Lodgepole Fire originally was a prescribed fire ignited April 24. Pockets of smoldering heat in heavy fuels, combined with hot and dry weather, resulted in a creeping fire causing smoke to settle into nearby Crouch and threatened to grow outside the project boundary. It was declared a wildfire July 14.

For more information, contact Mike Williamson (208) 373-4105.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday April 24th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Location16 miles NE of Garden Valley, ID
Incident CommanderBoise National Forest
Incident Description7-14-2018 Lodgepole Prescribed Fire Declared A Wildfire.
Coordinates44.321 latitude, -115.833 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size1,616 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateMonday August 20th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Burning in timber, brush and tall grass

Significant Events

Fire has not spread in several days. Minimal smoldering observed.


Planned Actions

Keep fire south of 678 road, east of Middle Fork Payette River and north and west of Silver Creek.

Projected Incident Activity

All divisions in patrol and mop-up status.


7-16-2018 Area Closure in effect.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry July conditions predicted to continue.