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Trap Fire

Unit Information

Sawtooth National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
370 American Ave.
Jerome, ID 83338

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Incident Contact

Stanley Ranger Station
Phone: 208-774-3000
Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Highlighted Activity

09/28/2020 TRAP FIRE AREA, ROAD, AND TRAIL CLOSURE Version 3
Order Number: 0414-04-140   UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE SAWTOOTH AND SALMON-CHALLIS NATIONAL FORESTS SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECRECATION AREA, YANKEE FORK RANGER DISTRICT  .
Closure - 09/28/2020
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The Trap Creek fire is located on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and the Middle Fork RD of the Salmon-Challis NF, approximately 9 miles northwest of Stanley, ID. The fire was first reported on September 14th, 2020 near Trap Creek Campground. Last weekend, cooler temperatures, cloud cover and higher humidity allowed firefighters time to complete 100 % containment line along the northeast side of highway 21, where full suppression was needed for public safety and structure protection. On the southwest portion of the fire, crews have been monitoring activity within the existing fire perimeter. Yesterday’s warm weather, and afternoon winds, caused for an increase in fire behavior that resulted in minimal fire growth and intermittent closures of highway 21. Highway 21 is now back open.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginMonday September 14th, 2020 approx. 12:45 PM
Location9 miles north west of Stanley Idaho
Incident CommanderSawtooth NRA Type IV IC
Incident DescriptionFirefighters Have Completed A 100% Containment Line Along The Northeast Side Of Highway 21, Where Full Suppression Was Needed For Public Safety And Structure Protection. On The Southwest Portion Of The Fire, Crews Have Been Monitoring Activity Within The Existing Fire Perimeter For An Overall Containment Of 41%.
Coordinates44.312 latitude, -115.1 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel23
Size2,627 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained41%
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 30th, 2020 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Lodgepole Pine with grass understory

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior. The fire is smoldering, backing down slopes, and creeping.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire is in monitor status. Closures have been reduced to the fire perimeter on the west side of highway 21. Resources will be reduced down to the local unit.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Sunny and warmer day time temperatures may cause an increase in smoke visible from HWY 21.

24 hours: Activity expected to increase due to lower humidity and warmer temperatures.

Remarks

One helicopter, one crew, and two engines are assigned to the fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cooler temperatures anticipated today and Friday in the wake of a system exiting east through Wyoming. The next winter-like

storm system arrives Friday night and continues through

Saturday night. Accumulating snowfall and much colder temperatures are expected with this next system.