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Wapiti Fire

Unit Information

Boise National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Boise, Idaho, ID 83709

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9-18-2018 a.m.

Wapiti Fire Update
Fire Information - Contact Lowman Ranger District

Fire transitioned to local resources management; area closures remain in place

The Boise National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be terminated effective
Friday morning Sept. 21, 2018, at 0001 hours 12:01 a.m.

Air patrols and firefighters will continue to monitor the 4,571 acre Wapiti Fire, located near Grandjean.

The Wapiti Fire is 80 percent contained and 15 percent in monitor status.

The official handoff from the team to the local unit took place Monday September 3, at 6:30 a.m.

A few firefighters will continue to patrol containment lines to ensure they remain cold and black.

A single torching of trees or smokes may be observed until significant moisture arrives in the area.

Forest Service resource advisers have approved all restoration work.

Temperatures will generally remain the same and there is a chance of showers this weekend.

Small amounts of smoke may be visible near the headwaters of Elk Creek and Bear Creek drainages until the area receives additional rain or snow.

Closure: 9-4-2018 Wapiti Area Closure was revised. Version #2 closure will remain in place until local units determine it is safe lift the closure.
The Grandjean road is open. The area within the fire perimeter is closed. The Sacajawea Hot Springs Area is closed.
For more information about the closures, visit the websites listed below or call the Lowman Ranger District at 208-259-3361.

Boise NF website:

Sawtooth NF website:

Fire Restrictions: Check fire restrictions at:

Hunting information:

The fire was first reported on the afternoon of Aug. 25 and the cause was human.
Currently a few local resources will monitor the fire for activity.
The estimated containment date is October 1, 2018.
Confirmed 3 cabins and 1 outbuilding have been lost to the fire.
No injuries have been reported.


This site will be updated as significant information occurs


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday August 25th, 2018 approx. 02:15 PM
Location13 miles SW of Stanley, Idaho
Incident CommanderThomascak - Type 4 IC
Incident DescriptionMinimal Fire Behavior Is Expected. Occasional Burning Of A Single Tree Or Smoke May Be Observed Until Significant Moisture Arrives In The Area. The Fire Is 80 Percent Contained And 15 Percent Monitor Status.
Coordinates44.164 latitude, -115.194 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel5
Size4,571 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber and brush

Significant Events

9-4-2018 - transitioned fire back to local Forest Service resources.


Planned Actions

Monitor status until change of weather.

Projected Incident Activity

9-4-2018 Wapiti Fire Closure - Version #2 in effect.


Local home owners have been allowed re-entry to their residences.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Clear, cold and dry conditions.