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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

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

Shady Fire 7/21/19; Shady CreekImage options: [ Full Size ]

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 475...

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.

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 CommanderSevere/Horan(t)
Incident DescriptionWildfire In The Frank Church River Of No Return Wilderness.
Coordinates44.517 latitude, -115.019 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size1,382 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

Fire activity has moderated the last several days.

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.

Projected Incident Activity

Continue with assessing current values at risk in the fire vicinity.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 475...Low Relative Humidity, with possible thunderstorms today.