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Buck Fire

Unit Information

Boise National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1249 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday August 26th, 2020 approx. 03:30 PM
Location30 miles NE of Cascade, ID
Incident CommanderMatt Haupt IC, Kim Drake IC4t
Incident DescriptionMinimal Smoldering Single Tree Torching
Coordinates44.786 latitude, -115.476 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Size19,477 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained40%
Fuels Involved

Subalpine Fir - dead and down

Significant Events

Road and Trail closures in effect. Johnson Creek Road is open.


Planned Actions

Crews will be patrolling and monitoring control lines along the Johnson Creek corridor and in the BurntLog Creek area.

Projected Incident Activity

Saturday will see cooler conditions with increasing clouds and rain developing in the afternoon. A half-inch to an inch of rainfall is expected between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.


Starting Monday 10/12/20 the Buck Fire will be put into a monitor and patrol status. Fire personnel from the Cascade Ranger District will check on the Buck Fire activity daily until the fire activity is reduced further by weather events.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns


AND WET CONDITIONS FOR THE WEEKEND. A dry and mild weather pattern will continue through Friday.

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