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Kiwah Fire

Unit Information

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

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The lightning caused Kiwah Fire, was detected at approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 17, 2018. Fire managers estimate size at 14,603 acres.

Fire activity remains minimal throughout the fire area. Fire managers have called the fire contained.

The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at MODERATE Fire Danger.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday July 18th, 2018 approx. 05:30 PM
Location49 Nautical Miles NW from Challis, ID
Incident CommanderSZ Duty Officer
Incident DescriptionWildfire, Remote Wilderness
Coordinates44.823 latitude, -115.286 longitude

Current Situation

Size14,603 Acres
Fuels Involved

timber with litter and understory, short grass

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior.


Planned Actions

Fire is in monitor status and will be flown to check on status occasionally.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire activity expected.


The fire is currently in monitor status and is being allowed to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the environment while providing for firefighter and public safety.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Partly cloudy. High 44F. Winds light and variable.