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Leland Complex

Unit Information

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

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The Leland Complex is composed of four wildfires: The Sand Mountain, Johnson Creek, Pine Creek and Bonami fires, all started by lightning on July 7, 2021 on the Idaho Department of Lands Ponderosa Forest Protective District.

The Sand Mountain Fire is burning in heavy timber with a large dead and down component on Forest Service land 2.5 miles east of Laird Park in Latah County. No structures are threatened. Forest area, campground and trail closures are in effect. The fire was reported Thursday, July 8 at 10:30 am.
 
The Johnson Creek Fire is in the Johnson Creek drainage Clearwater County, 5 miles NE of Elk River, ID. 

The Pine Creek Fire is in the Pine Creek drainage of Leland, approximately 2.5 miles southeast of Juliaetta, Idaho. The fire was reported Wednesday, July 7 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time and is now now 100% contained.
 
The Bonami Fire is burning in heavy timber directly south of Sand Mountain. The fire remains in patrol status.  

On July 9th the North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Mike McManus, took command of the fires combining them into the Leland Complex. An Incident Command Post is set up at the Deary High School in Deary, Idaho.

On July 18th at 6 a.m. the Eastern Area Gold Team, led by Incident Commander Brian Pisarek, transition with the North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team to assume management of the Leland Complex.   

On July 29th the North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Mike McManus, transition with the Eastern Area Gold Team to assume management of the Leland Complex 

On August 9th the North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Mike McManus, will transition command of the Leland Complex back to the local fire protection districts. The Sand Mountain Fire will be managed by the Deary Area office of the Idaho Department of Lands, and the Johnson Creek Fire will be managed by the Elk River Protection Area office of the Clearwater- Potlatch Protective Association.

There will be no further updates made to this site. Contact the local districts by phone for additional information.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday July 09th, 2021 approx. 03:45 PM
LocationSand Mountain- 4 miles NE of Harvard, Id Pine Creek Fire- 3 miles west of Lenore, Id Johnson Creek- 3.5 miles north of Elk River, ID
Incident CommanderMike McManus
Coordinates46.746 latitude, -116.628 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel112
Size3,514 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained88%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Closed Timber Litter

Brush (2 feet)

- Mature mixed conifer timber with dead and down surface fuels. Conifer regeneration and more open stands with ferns and shrubs are slowing fire spread along those portions of uncontained line.

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping, smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Sand Mountain

Div A/G/M/Z - Patrol, monitor and mop-up containment lines.

Johnson Creek

Div B - Hold and secure completed control lines

Div Y - Hold and secure completed control lines

Div W - Reinforce line within Shite Creek. Patrol, Mop-up those areas with completed line.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A chance of precipitation and lower temps Sunday. Return to hotter and drier through next week.