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Snake River Complex

Unit Information

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

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Crews Mopping Up on the Snake River Complex FireImage options: [ Full Size ]

This is the final update for the Snake River Complex.

The Snake River Complex comprises of three wildfires that merged together. The Shovel Creek, Captain John Creek, and Hoover Ridge fires all started by lightning and were discovered the morning of July 7, 2021, on the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) Craig Mountain Forest Protective District. These fires are in steep terrain and approximately 20-miles south of Lewiston, Idaho just past the Waha area in the Craig Mountains.

On July 10th at 6 AM, the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, led by Incident Commander Rick Connell, took command of the three fires combining them into the Snake River Complex. After several days of downsizing personnel due to successful firefighting, on July 23rd, the incident was transferred to an IDL Type 3 Team, led by Incident Commander Jeremiah Miller. To continue effective operations, on July 28th, command transferred again to Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry Type 3 Team, led by Incident Commander Shawn Turner.

With the fire  reaching a high level of containment, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry Type 3 Team transitioned command back to the IDL Craig Mountain Forest Protective District, led by Incident Commander Jeremiah Miller at 6 AM on August 4, 2021.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday July 07th, 2021 approx. 06:45 AM
Location20 miles south of Lewiston, ID
Incident CommanderJeremiah Miller, IDL Craig Mountain Forest Protective District
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates46.012 latitude, -116.911 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size109,444 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Active areas of the fire are mainly burning in compact timber litter and timber understory.

Significant Events

August 4 the fire was returned to the local district.


Planned Actions

Firefighters continue patrols and rehabilitation efforts.

Projected Incident Activity

All restriction on roads near and around the complex will be lifted Monday, August 2

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry weather conditions. The fire is not expected to grow outside of containment lines.