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Beaver Fire

Unit Information

Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, ID 83536

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Incident Contacts

Hank Heusinkveld
Email: henry.heusinkveld@usda.gov
Phone: 208-702-2389
Hours: Daily

Jennifer Becar
Email: jennifer.becar@usda.gov
Phone: 208-660-2058
Hours: Daily

Highlighted Activity

09/21/2020 9/21/2020 Beaver and Marion Fires Update
The Type 2 Incident Management Team working the Marion and Beaver fires near Powell has transferred command of the fires to a local Type 3 organization. Both fires displayed little to no growth over..
News - 09/21/2020

The Beaver fire was first detected on 8/21/2020 and was determined to be caused from a the lightning event of 8/19/2020. This fire is located on the Lochsa-Powell Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests near Powell.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday August 21st, 2020 approx. 07:19 AM
LocationBeaver Creek, Five miles east of Powell Ranger Station on Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest
Incident CommanderLocal Type 3 organization
Coordinates46.507 latitude, -114.603 longitude

Current Situation

Size2,992 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory). Primary carrier is dead, down woody material. Highest fire activity is within mature dense stands of spruce and sub-alpine fir. Heavy snag component creates hazards for direct suppression activities.