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Rattlesnake Creek Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Rattlesnake Creek Fire Information
Phone: 208-495-6934
Hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Highlighted Activity

08/18/2018 Unmanned Aircraft System Shut Down Air Operations over Fire
An unmanned aircraft system (UAS or "drone") was detected over the Rattlesnake Creek Fire this afternoon, violating the temporary flight restriction (TFR) and grounding our firefighting air...
Announcement - 08/18/2018
8/20/18 Rattlesnake Creek MapImage options: [ Full Size ]

Rattlesnake Creek Fire Updates

  • Rattlesnake Creek Fire Information: (208) 495-6934 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)


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Evacuation & Road Information

Residents in Hillman Basin and Boulder are in “Go” status.

Residents in the North Pollock, Elk Lake and Pinehurst areas and residents along Hwy 95 from mile marker 167 to 177 are in pre-evacuation status (“Be Set”).

Smokey Boulder Road to Railroad Saddle is closed.

    • For public and firefighter safety, please adhere to all safety signage and speed reductions. Do not stop along the highway corridor near the fire.


Fire Restrictions

Smoke and Air Quality

It is Unsafe and Illegal to Fly Drones Near Wildfires

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday July 23rd, 2018 approx. 12:00 PM
LocationWest side of Highway 95 near mile marker 184; near Pollock
Incident CommanderBea Day, Type 1 Incident Commander
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates45.284 latitude, -116.367 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel446
Size7,997 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained28%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Fire behavior Sunday exhibited group torching and short-range spotting. Their was active to moderate fire behavior around the southern portion of the fire. The fire continues to move slowly to the south, west, and east following favorable fuels.


Planned Actions

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Good humidity recovery occurred Sunday morning, but warm and dry conditions developed in the afternoon with a ridge of high pressure in place over the fire. An area of low pressure will pass across the fire on Monday, and is expected to produce numerous showers and thunderstorms with a good chance of wetting rain. Gusty and erratic winds are possible in the vicinity of thunderstorms. Temperatures will be considerably cooler on Monday, with relatively high humidity levels.