Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467
The Mud Lick Fire was detected 23 miles NW of Salmon on July 8. The fire is 20,857 acres and is 70% completed.
Currently, just a few areas of isolated heat remain and creeping is being observed. An IR Flight the evening of September 16 showed isolated heat near Deer Lake and in the upper reaches of Big Deer Creek. The Forest will continue to monitor the fire by air.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 08th, 2021 approx. 08:15 AM|
|Location||Approximately 23 miles west of Salmon.|
|Incident Commander||North Zone Duty Officer|
|Coordinates||45.183 latitude, -114.421 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||70%|
The fuels are predominantly ponderosa pine intermixed with Douglas fir on north slopes. Grass and brush dominate south slopes. There are timber regeneration stands and heavy dead and down trees from previous fires.
Fire behavior is minimal, the fire is creeping and smoldering.
The Forest will continue to monitor the fire by air.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Fire managers anticipate low growth potential with smoldering and creeping as the drying trend continues.
Will have dry conditions through Wednesday with seasonable temperatures. Expect next significant precipitation event late week into the weekend. Precipitation today will be well south.