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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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Fire activity is minimal. The fire is smoldering. Please be prepared if traveling the roads in and next to the fire area and ensure proper travel preparations are made.

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.

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.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
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 CommanderSouth Zone Duty Officer
Incident DescriptionWildfire In The Frank Church River Of No Return Wilderness.
Coordinates44.517 latitude, -115.019 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size6,286 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained8%
Fuels Involved

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

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal. The fire is smoldering.


Planned Actions

Firefighters are monitoring fire.

Projected Incident Activity

Continue to monitor the fire.


Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain and snow showers will linger through Wednesday morning with 1-3 inches of localized accumulation below 8000ft and up to 5 inches above 8000ft. Dry weather with a brief warmup is expected through Thursday. Cooler weather returns Friday through Sunday, with light rain and snow possible especially Friday. Snow levels each morning drop to valley floors and rise to 6000-7000 ft Friday and Saturday afternoons, and to around 8000ft Sunday. Next week starts out warmer and drier before another storm arrives midweek.