The lightning-caused Rabbit Foot Fire began on August 2, 2018, and is burning in steep terrain, primarily in timber and standing dead tree snags. Initially, the fire spread quickly through dense timber but has since moderated due to more favorable weather conditions. The fire is being managed by a local Type IV Incident Management Organization.
Strategy: The Rabbit Foot Fire is being managed using a combination of actions, some directly adjacent to the fire perimeter and others long distances away from the active fire perimeter; these actions include full suppression, confinement to pre-determined natural barriers, and the protection of values such as private property, habitat, and infrastructure. This strategy presents the best option for firefighter safety and successful containment. It is represented by a percentage of overall completion of the objectives. The Rabbit Foot Fire objectives are currently 82% complete, while 20% of the fire perimeter is contained.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 02nd, 2018 approx. 12:30 PM|
|Location||22 Nautical Miles North of Challis, ID|
|Incident Commander||North Zone Duty Officer|
|Coordinates||44.856 latitude, -114.307 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||20%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday October 23rd, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Upper elevations across the fire area are dominated by timber fuel with heavy dead and down material. This is especially true in old burn scars. Lower elevations are dominated by grass and sagebrush.
Fire activity is minimal.
Continue to monitor the fire.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal fire activity.
A ridge of high pressure will build in today and Saturday.
Temperatures will warm 2 to 5 degrees, mostly on Saturday. Slope driven winds are expected both days.