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Cove Creek 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: 2019_idscf_covecreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 208-756-7853
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Highlighted Activity

08/04/2019 COVE CREEK FIRE EMERGENCY TRAIL CLOSURE #04-13-19-614
The Salmon-Challis National Forest has implemented the Cove Creek Fire Emergency Trail Closure; Order Number: 04-13-19-614. The Trails Described and Purpose of Cove Creek Fire Emergency Trail...
Closure - 08/04/2019
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A local Type III Incident Management Team is managing the fire. Yesterday, minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering was observed. Isolated torching was also observed. Crews continue to monitor fire and will use aerial resources as needed to limit perimeter growth.

CLOSURES: The Salmon-Challis National Forest has implemented the Cove Creek Fire Emergency Trail Closure, Order Number: 04-13-19-614. The trail closure is described as Forest Trail #152 (Owl Creek Trail), beginning at the junction with FS Road 030 (Salmon River Road) at Owl Creek to the Junction with FS Road #123 (Colson Creek Road), and Forest Trail #153 (East Fork Owl Creek Trail), beginning at the junction of Trail #152 (Owl Creek Trail) to the Junction with FS Road #043 at Horsefly Spring.

The above-described trails are located within the administrative boundaries of the North Fork Ranger District, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Lemhi County, Idaho. The closure is necessary to provide protection to forest visitors from the current fire safety hazards associated with the Cove Creek Fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday August 03rd, 2019 approx. 02:00 PM
Location23 air miles NW of Salmon, north of the Salmon River between Owl and Cove Creeks.
Incident CommanderPlatz
Incident DescriptionWildfire In The Salmon River Corridor.
Coordinates45.328 latitude, -114.453 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel80
Size5,013 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained65%
Estimated Containment DateFriday August 30th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa pine and grass

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Observing small groups of isolated torching.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to monitor fire growth within Owl Creek and along the Colson Creek drainage. Use aerial resources as needed to limit perimeter growth. Aerial support remains critical to prevent further growth.

Projected Incident Activity

Potential to make significant growth with predicted winds and Haines of 6. Continued drying

with all slope aspects becoming more receptive to ignition in the fine fuel component.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry weather will continue through Wednesday with mainly light winds expected. Winds are expected to significantly increase on Thursday behind a cold frontal passage with gusts reaching

around 30 mph.