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Prospect Fire

Unit Information

Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467

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Incident Contact

Amy Baumer
Phone: 208-756-7853

Highlighted Activity

10/03/2018 PROSPECT FIRE EMERGENCY RD & REC SITE CLOSURE TO BE TERMINATED ON 10/4 The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at HIGH Fire Danger. Effective at 8:00 am Mountain Time on Thursday, October 4, 2018; officials on the Salmon-Challis...
Closure - 10/03/2018
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A local Type IV Incident Management Organization is managing the Prospect Fire located on Middle Fork Ranger District. The fire is burning in timber, brush, and tall grass, in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in steep, inaccessible terrain. The fire is burning in the Prospect Creek and Morehead Creek drainages and has crossed to the east of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River towards Big Soldier Mountain. Fire is smoldering and activity is minimal.

The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at MODERATE Fire Danger.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday September 25th, 2018 approx. 03:45 PM
Location31 miles NW of Stanley, Idaho
Incident CommanderSouth Zone Duty Officer
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates44.567 latitude, -115.323 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel6
Size7,024 Acres
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 20th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

timber brush, and tall grass

Significant Events

Fire is smoldering and activity is minimal.


Planned Actions

Monitor fire activity as needed.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire activity dependent on continued cool and damp weather.


Fire is in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Middle Fork Ranger District. One outbuilding is confirmed lost.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A ridge of high pressure positioned along the northwest coast will promote dry and warmer conditions through the week.