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Mud Lick Fire

Unit Information

Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467

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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. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 08th, 2021 approx. 08:15 AM
LocationApproximately 23 miles west of Salmon.
Incident CommanderNorth Zone Duty Officer
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates45.183 latitude, -114.421 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size20,857 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Fuels Involved

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.

Significant Events

Fire behavior is minimal, the fire is creeping and smoldering.


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.