The Callahan Fire was detected on September 8, 2020 and is located on the Three Rivers Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest in Bonner County, Idaho.
The fire started approximately 9 miles southwest of Troy, MT in the South Callahan Creek area, south of Smith Mountain. The fire is burning in steep, rocky ground in an early 1990’s burn and is expanding into areas of continuous live and dead fuel, some of which has not had disturbance for approximately 70 years.
An emergency closure order is in effect for firefighter and public safety. Closure Order D04-68-S-20: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd803759.pdf
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 02:45 PM|
|Location||Approx. 9 miles southwest of Troy, MT/ South Callahan Creek drainage/ South of Smith Mountain|
|Incident Commander||John Thompson|
|Coordinates||48.397 latitude, -116.089 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||66%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday October 31st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM|
Minimal Fire Behavior, Smoldering
Mop up is ongoing in one division, rehab ongoing in all divisions.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Additional wetting rains expected to continue through this evening with continued cooler temperatures, minimal fire behavior expected.
Wide spread precipitation occurred over the fire today, with continued cool weather and high RH through tomorrow.