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Leland Complex

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Jennifer Russell- Fire Information
Email: jrussell@idl.idaho.gov
Phone: 208-277-4361
Hours: Daily 9 am - 9 pm

Highlighted Activity

08/04/2021 Leland Complex Update 8/4/21
Leland Complex                 Last night’s weather brought lightning with limited amounts of precipitation. Fire crews have been mobilized to assist local resources on initial..
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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 

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 Personnel201
Size3,514 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained76%
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 15th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
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/Z - Patrol, hold and secure control lines.

Div M - Continue holding and securing control lines where feasible.

Johnson Creek

Div B - Continue holding and securing control lines where feasible.

Div Y - Continue holding and securing control lines where feasible. Improve roads to increase resource access.

Div W - Continue scouting and constructing direct line to contain the north side of the fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry over the next 48 hours. There is a 20% - 30% chance of rain and thunderstorms later in the week. If these storms produce significant precipitation, safe access to the fire will be limited.