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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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Cove Creek Fire September 4; Owl CreekImage options: [ Full Size ]

Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire. No activity is expected.

Starting September 29, Inciweb will only be updated Monday-Friday.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
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 CommanderNorth Zone Duty Officer
Incident DescriptionWildfire In The Salmon River Corridor.
Coordinates45.328 latitude, -114.453 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size5,332 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa pine and grass

Significant Events

Minimal fire activity. No smoke is showing at this time.


Planned Actions

Continue to monitor the fire.

Projected Incident Activity

No activity expected.

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.