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. The fire is burning in a mixed conifer forest on the Middle Fork Ranger District and is being allowed to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the environment while providing for firefighter and public safety. The fire is located in steep, inaccessible terrain northwest of Indian Creek Guard Station within the Indian Creek drainage in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
Fire activity remains minimal throughout the fire area.
Fire managers expect the Kiwah Fire will continue to burn until a significant precipitation event occurs. Typically, season-ending weather events occur in this area between the last half of September through the first half of October.
The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at HIGH Fire Danger.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 18th, 2018 approx. 05:30 PM|
|Location||49 Nautical Miles NW from Challis, ID|
|Incident Commander||SZ Duty Officer|
|Incident Description||Wildfire, Remote Wilderness|
|Coordinates||44.823 latitude, -115.286 longitude|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
timber with litter and understory, short grass
Minimal fire behavior.
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.
Dry conditions and gradually warmer temperatures are expected through the week.