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Tango Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Amy Baumer
Email: SM.FS.SCFFIREINFO@usda.gov
Phone: 208-756-7853

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The lightning caused Tango Fire was reported the evening of July 17th.  The fire is located approximately five (5) miles south of Diamond D Ranch in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District.  The fire is burning in steep and rocky terrain with cliffs that make access dangerous.  While the rocky terrain limits ground access, it also serves to limit the potential for fire growth. Fire activity has been minimal due to recent moisture. An infrared flight the evening of Tuesday, August 3, showed no fire growth but a few isolated hot spots located in the interior of the fire area. 

Isolated showers and thunderstorms are forecast across the Central Idaho mountains today. A stronger system breaks down the upper ridge Thursday into Friday, with scattered thunderstorms and locally heavy rain.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginSaturday July 10th, 2021 approx. 04:00 PM
LocationFive (5) miles south of Diamond D Ranch in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District.
Incident CommanderZone Duty Officer
Coordinates44.483 latitude, -114.873 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size102 Acres
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

subalpine fir

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal. Growth has been limited due to recent moisture.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue collecting point protection assessments of values within current planning area.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire activity due to recent moisture. Potential movement with warming and drying.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Isolated showers and thunderstorms are forecast across the Central Idaho mountains today. A stronger system breaks down the upper ridge Thursday into Friday, with scattered thunderstorms and locally heavy rain.