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Whitetail Loop Fire

Unit Information

Idaho Department of Lands
300 N. 6th Street
Boise, ID 83702

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The Whitetail Loop Fire was reported on August 30 at approximately 1:45 pm and is burning in ponderosa pine, tall grass, and brush. A Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire August 31. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday August 30th, 2020 approx. 01:45 PM
Location2 miles North of Orofino, ID
Incident CommanderDan Brown, Idaho Department of Lands
Coordinates46.513 latitude, -116.345 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel122
Size499 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Tall Grass, Timber, Brush

Significant Events

Minimal, smoldering, creeping.


Planned Actions

Mop-up of completed handlines, begin back-haul of equipment, and continue rehab efforts.

Projected Incident Activity

Continued creeping and smoldering within containment lines.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The forecast predicts higher temperatures and lower humidity, higher winds.