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Nez Perce-Clearwater Lightning Fires

Unit Information

Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, ID 83536

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Incident Contact

Nez Perce Clearwater National Forests
Phone: 208-451-5585
Hours: M-F, 7:30am - 4pm

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09/01/2021 Discontinuing InciWeb Page
Due to decreased fire activity across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, this InciWeb page will NOT be maintained after September 1, 2021. For the latest fire information for the Nez...
Announcement - 09/01/2021

Due to decreased fire activity across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, this InciWeb page will NOT be maintained after September 1, 2021. For the latest fire information for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, please visit the following resources:

On June 30th, a succession of thunderstorm systems moved through north-central Idaho bringing lots of lightning and very little precipitation. These thunderstorms resulted in numerous wildfires on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and the surrounding areas. The U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Lands, Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association, Nez Perce Tribe, the Incident Management Teams and the Bureau of Land Management, are working together to prioritize resources between wildfires based on immediate threats to life and property.

The area has experienced extreme fire conditions this season. Prolonged drought (dry conditions), high temperatures, low relative humidity and dropping live fuel moisture have created conditions conducive for an unusually high number of lightning-caused wildfires and large fire growth after starts.


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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday June 30th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationNorth-Central Idaho
Coordinates46.245 latitude, -116.033 longitude

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This InciWeb page will NOT be maintained after Sept. 1, 2021 unless fire activity increases. For the most up to date Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs fire information, please visit https://bit.ly/NPCFireInfo.