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Buck Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Venetia Gempler
Email: venetia.gempler@usda.gov
Phone: 208-373-4105
Hours: M-F 9-4 p.m.

Highlighted Activity

09/28/2020 9-28-2020 FINAL Buck Fire Update
This will be the final update unless significant fire activity occursStart Date: August 26 Location: 7 miles South of Yellow Pine, Idaho. Cause: Lightning Acres: 19,474 Contained: 33...
News - 09/28/2020

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
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%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 31st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Subalpine Fir - dead and down

Significant Events

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

Outlook

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.

Remarks

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

DRY WITH GUSTY AFTERNOON WINDS THROUGH FRIDAY. COOL

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