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Caton Fire

Unit Information

Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
McCall, ID 83638

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This incident is no longer being updated.

No visible smoke has been generated by the fire since mid-October. No closures are in effect for this fire area. Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire area, but additional fire growth is not expected to take place.

This fire was detected in heavy timber around noon on August 24 - a likely holdover from the lightning storm several days prior. The fire is located 7 miles southwest of Yellowpine, near Indian Point. The Communities of Yellowpine and Edwardsburg are not threatened by the fire.

·Initial attack on this fire was rigorously conducted by smokejumpers, helirappellers, and ground crews aided by helicopters, single-engine air tankers, a heavy air tanker and Very Large Air Tankers. The fire quickly grew in the hot, dry, windy conditions on August 24 and 25.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday August 24th, 2018 approx. 11:30 AM
Location7 miles SW of Yellowpine
Coordinates44.914 latitude, -115.604 longitude

Current Situation

Size790 Acres
Fuels Involved


Significant Events

No visible smoke has been reported on this fire since mid-October.


Projected Incident Activity

Fire managers will continue to monitor this fire, but additional fire behavior is not expected to occur.

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