Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Bonners Ferry Ranger Station
Hours: M-S 8-5pm
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. There is a type 3 Incident Management Team, a camp crew, several type 2 IA crews, and aviation support working on the fire. Due to hot temperatures and breezy conditions there has been spotting on the Canadian side. Canadian aviation efforts have been active with controlling the spotting.
|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||Rod Weeks IC|
|Coordinates||48.994 latitude, -116.099 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||25%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday September 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Minimal Creeping, Backing.
Continue line construction on both flanks and hold existing line. Continue ongoing coordination with the British Columbia Wildfire Service as to suppression efforts.
|Projected Incident Activity|
The weather will remain at normal temperatures with a warming and drying trend.
A weather is going to return to normal seasonal temperatures.