Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Discovered on 8/2/18, the Copper Mountain Fire was started by lightning detected in the area on 7/28/18. The fire is located 4 miles East of Eastport, Idaho on the Canadian Border. It is burning in high elevation subalpine fir with a heavy component of brush in the understory. The heavy fuel type limited establishment of a hand line. With the fuel type and terrain, safety concerns preclude the use of Type 2 crews. This fire is being managed by the local unit. Canadian crews have been active with establishing and reinforcing fire line.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 02nd, 2018 approx. 04:59 PM|
|Location||4 miles east of Eastport, Idaho on Canadian border.|
|Incident Commander||Ryan Winebark, Type 4 IC|
|Coordinates||48.994 latitude, -116.099 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||23%|
Timber (litter and understory)
Minimal fire activity with creeping and smoldering. Significant rain occurred on the fire (0.4") between Aug 26th and 27th. Unseasonably low temps and high
Rh have also contributed to a very significant drop in fire behavior.
Continue to monitor fire and asses further needs.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continued passage of the cold front today and chance of rain showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.
The region will be in a post-frontal air mass today with cooler temperatures and breezy winds. Temperatures will then remain below normal through the weekend with occasionally breezy conditions. The next cold front passage will arrive on Monday. This front also appears it will be dry with breezy westerly winds in the
afternoon turning northerly out of the Okanogan Valley Monday night. Typical early September temperatures expected through next week.