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Lick Creek Fire

Unit Information

Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

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The Lick Creek Fire was discovered on August 2 at 50 acres. The fire is located in the Lick Creek drainage, 6 miles SW from Avery, Idaho. With more accurate mapping, the fire has been determined at 200 acres, burning primarily on Potlatch-Deltic Corporation Land at around 90% and partially on Forest Service Land 10%. The fire is burning in heavy logging slash and timber. Priority on the fire is to protect the safety of fire personnel and human life followed by the protection of private property, reduce impacts to Potlatch-Deltic grounds and confine fire to the existing box that was created by retardant drops. Full suppression tactics will be used to safely, effectively and efficiently reduce the spread of the fire. As of August 10, 2019 the fire is 100% contained and expected to have minimal creeping and smoldering within the fire parameter. The North Idaho Type 3 Team plans to transfer back command to the District on August 11, 2019. Local resources plan to continue to patrol, monitor, mop up and rehab the fire.
An area closure has been issued for the Lick Creek Fire area (please see the news release and map for further information).

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginFriday August 02nd, 2019 approx. 02:45 PM
Location6 miles SW of the town of Avery, Idaho. In the Lick Creek Drainage.
Incident CommanderRod Weeks IC/Jerrod Scheffelmaier IC(T)
Coordinates47.162 latitude, -115.9 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel127
Size200 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Heavy Logging Slash and Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

minimal creeping and smoldering


Planned Actions

Monitoring, patrolling, mop up, and rehab

Projected Incident Activity

The Type 3 Incident Management Team transferred command of the fire back to the District on August 11, 2019. Local resources will continue patrolling, monitoring, mop up and rehab.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

On August 9 2019, the fire received 1/2 inch of rain. It is expected for another 1/4 inch of rain tonight (August 10, 2019) and unseasonably cool temperature tomorrow.