Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
The Smith Creek Fire was reported on 7/28/2018 and determined to be caused by lightning. The fire is located 19 miles W of Bonners Ferry, ID and 7 miles NE of Priest Lake, ID at the head of Smith Creek, north of Lions Head Ridge. It is burning in subalpine fir with a shrub component in the understory. Fire managers are developing opportunities to safely engage. There are no road, trail or area closures in effect at this time.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday July 28th, 2018 approx. 09:14 PM|
|Location||19 miles west of Bonners Ferry, Idaho and 7 miles north east of Priest Lake, Idaho|
|Incident Commander||Ryan Wagner ICT4|
|Coordinates||48.805 latitude, -116.699 longitude|
Timber litter and understory, 2 foot brush
Fire behavior has been minimal with creeping and backing. Activity has been significantly reduced with recent rain, cool weather, and shorter days.
Continue to monitor fire behavior.
Isolated mountain wet thunderstorms on Friday. A broad upper level trough of low pressure will continue to bring showery conditions to the mountain districts today and cool temperatures to all districts through the weekend.