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Copeland Fire

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Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St
McCall, ID 83638

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COPELAND FIRE

CLOSURE ORDER HAS BE RECINDED. THERE ARE NO ROAD OR TRAIL CLOSURES.

The Copeland fire started on August 19 , 2020 around 3:00 am near Shaw/Twin Lakes area and is located approximately 5 miles east of McCall. The known cause of this fire is lighting.  Infrared mapping on August 24, 2020 is showing the fire at 91 acres.  The fire is on state lands bordering the Payette National Forest, McCall Ranger District.

August 27, 2020 - The Copeland fire is 100% contained and 97 personnel are assigned to the fire.   Today at 0600 the fire transitioned to a local type 4 incident. Firefighters have completed full perimeter control and have moved into the mop-up stages of the interior area of the fire and will begin rehabilitation efforts. Predicted weather for the next two days include a weak shortwave that will facilitate thunderstorm development with isolated moisture. Any storms that do form will be capable of winds up to 50mph. Cooler temperatures, increased humidity's and smoke impacts from the California fires will continue to moderate fire activity and have contributed to the successful work towards containment of this fire.

The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) continues to urge the public to be aware of and avoid the Copeland Fire area. No structures are threatened, but it is a popular recreation area. Boulder Lake Road is currently closed due to the danger of the fire, firefighter traffic, and aircraft dropping water and retardant. Please do not access these areas from Potter Lane, Paddy Flat Road, or other endowment, public, or private accesses, as this creates a safety issue for both the public and our firefighters.

Valley County Sheriff and Payette National Forest have issued a road closure on Boulder Lake Road, county road 50403. The Payette National Forest, Idaho Department of Lands, and Valley County  Sheriff have enacted a road closure to provide for firefighter and public safety. Be advised, there is no access to the popular trailheads near Boulder Reservoir due to this road closure. This closure should be anticipated through the duration of this fire. Public is advised to remain out of the area to allow firefighters to safely engage in firefighting efforts.     . The Payette National Forest, Idaho Department of Lands, and Valley County  Sheriff have enacted a road closure to provide for firefighter and public safety. Be advised, there is no access to the popular trailheads near Boulder Reservoir due to this road closure. This closure should be anticipated through the duration of this fire. Public is advised to remain out of the area to allow firefighters to safely engage in firefighting efforts.  


 




 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday August 19th, 2020 approx. 03:00 AM
Location5 miles east of McCall
Incident DescriptionThis Is A Natural Lightning Caused Wildfire Under 100% Suppression Strategy. The Fire Is Burning On Idaho Department Of Lands Bordering The Payette National Forest. The Fire Transitioned 8/27/2020 To A Type 4 Incident.
Coordinates44.881 latitude, -115.97 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel97
Size91 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Significant Events

Transitioned 8/27/2020 at 0600 to a type 4 incident. Some resources are being released and re-assigned to new incidents. Expected fire behavior is minimal. Crews continue interior mop-up and perimeter patrol and will begin transitioning into rehabilitation to containment lines.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire crews continue interior mop up and perimeter patrol to extinguish heat and areas of concern.

Projected Incident Activity

The smoke from California Wildfires has moderated fire activity. Expected fire is minimal with creeping and smoldering. Minimal fire growth is anticipated.

Remarks

The fire is burning in recently logged timbered lands (sub-alpine fir) with openings in the canopy. In this fuel type and these conditions the fire is conductive to spotting and containment issues.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Weather concerns remain. Predicted weather for the next three days include a weak shortwave that will facilitate thunderstorm development. Any storms that do form will be capable of gusts to 50 mph.