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Shady Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Email: SM.FS.SCFFIREINFO@usda.gov
Phone: 208-756-7853
Hours: 8 am to 6 pm

Highlighted Activity

07/25/2019 Shady Fire Emergency Area Closure #04-13-19-613
The Salmon-Challis National Forest has implemented the Shady Fire Emergency Road and Trail Closure, Order Number: 04-13-19-613. The Roads and Trails Described, and Purpose of Shady Fire Emergency...
Closure - 07/25/2019
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Fire activity is minimal at this time.

The lightning caused Shady Fire was reported the evening of July 10. The fire is located approximately two (2) miles east of Seafoam Guard Station in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District.

Due to heavy fuel loading, active fire behavior, and the presence of numerous snags, firefighters have been unable to directly engage the fire. The Shady Fire is being managed with a point protection strategy (a wildfire response strategy, which protects specific assets or highly valued resources from the wildfire without directly halting the continued spread of the wildfire) to minimize exposure to fire personnel while protecting identified values. The strategy takes in to account exposure to firefighters, values at risk, impacts to area user groups, and wilderness values. Firefighters are monitoring fire progression towards values, with the priority of fire mangers being to provide for firefighter and public safety while defending the identified values at risk. Specific values potentially threatened with this fire include mining and Forest Service infrastructure.

Fire managers are urging the public to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the Shady Fire as firefighters are in the area. In addition, they are urging the public to be aware of the many blind corners on the roads and to please slow down.

The Forest will provide fire updates and information as significant changes occur.


CLOSURES: The Salmon-Challis National Forest has implemented the Shady Fire Emergency Road and Trail Closure, Order Number: 04-13-19-613. The road and trail closure is described as road #40012 (Sheep Mountain Road) beginning at the junction with FS Road 40008 at Seafoam Guard Station ending at Road #40172, forest trail #4005 (Sheep Creek Trail) entire trail, forest trail #4012 (Duffield Trail) entire trail, and forest trail #4023 (Bernard Creek Trail) entire trail.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday July 10th, 2019 approx. 06:00 PM
LocationTwo (2) miles east of Seafoam Guard Station in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District.
Incident CommanderJames
Incident DescriptionWildfire In The Frank Church River Of No Return Wilderness.
Coordinates44.517 latitude, -115.019 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel6
Size4,234 Acres
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 31st, 2019 approx. 05:00 PM
Fuels Involved

tall grass, subalpine fire and lodgepole pine, dead and down trees

Significant Events

Minimal fire activity with occasional single tree torching. Fire is creeping, backing down slopes.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Firefighters are monitoring fire progression towards values, with the priority of fire mangers being to provide for employee and public safety while defending the identified values at risk. Provide information to the general public and people recreating in the area.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire activity is minimal at this time due to the rain received over the fire area.

Remarks

Multiple incidents occurring in close proximity.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High pressure will continue to strengthen over central Idaho. This will mean warming and drying over at least the next three days. As the days progress, the atmosphere will get more and more unstable. Instead of thunderstorms, however, the main effect will be gusty afternoon wind.