All road closures in and around the Cougar Rock Complex have been lifted.
There is still active fire burning within the interior of all incidents, but crews are making progress. Current tactics include direct hand line construction followed by hose lay and mop up. Diligent gridding of the green areas is necessary to identify and suppress spot fire that arise.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 07th, 2021 approx. 07:45 AM|
|Location||15 miles northeast of Elk River, Idaho; 15 miles southeast of Clarkia; north and south of Dworshak Reservoir.|
|Incident Commander||Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA)|
|Incident Description||10 wildfires in complex, four of which are considered large.|
|Coordinates||46.893 latitude, -115.846 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||63%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday September 15th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Light logging slash; Timber (litter and understory)
Mixed conifer forest dominated by Douglas fir, western larch, grand fir and red western cedar with a mixture of ages and size classes. Some fires are reaching areas of high elevation and sub-alpine fir fuel models. Light to moderate amounts of dead fine fuels and logging/thinning slash will contribute to surface fire spread.
Scott Fire (Div A/C): Continue to hold and improve existing containment lines. Eliminate remaining threats to the
Goat Creek Fire (Div F/H): Continue construction of direct fire line on east and west flanks. Continue to hold
and improve containment line
along the south and
of the fire.
Benton Ridge Fire: Hold and improve containment line along southern flank. Pay special attention to the areas between Benton Ridge Fire and Butte Fire.
Along the north flank monitor fire progression towards
Butte Fire: Hold and improve containment line along southern flank. Pay special attention to the areas between Benton Ridge Fire and Butte Fire. Along the north flank monitor fire progression towards
|Projected Incident Activity|
Clearing skies with unsettled weather starting Friday.
24 hours: Moisture will move into the region by Friday evening. Goat Creek fire is expected to moderate.
48 hours: Widespread precipitation will begin on Saturday and winds will shift back to the west. Goat
Creek fire is expected to remain moderate.
72 hours: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Increased RH expected.
Anticipated after 72 hours:Warmer temperatures and clear skies will return by the middle of next week.
72.7% of complex will be fully contained, 27.1% is being monitored, .2% is point protection (two
Lower temperatures and higher humidity will help improve
firefighting and containment for all fires within the complex.