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Rush Creek

Unit Information

Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St
McCall, ID 83638

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Incident Contact

Payette Fire Information
Email: 2021.rushcreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 208-634-0820

Highlighted Activity

07/21/2021 Trail Closures
2021 Payette Wilderness Fires WildfireClosures – 19 hrs. agoORDER NUMBER: 0412-563 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICEPAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST KRASSEL RANGER DISTRICTCLUB,...
Closure - 07/21/2021
Map showing fire perimeter as of July 21 and closed trail.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Rush Creek Fire started at the confluence of Telephone and Rush Creeks, 14 miles southwest of Taylor Ranch (origin lat/long: 45 59 00 x 114 59 35). After initial attack was unsuccessful, crews moved on to point protection. On Wednesday, July 21, 11 members of the Alta Hotshots were flown out to work on setting up pumps and hoses and cutting back flammable vegetation for point protection at the University of Idaho research station at Taylor Ranch. They completed that work and were brought out by helicopter on Monday, July 26.

An infrared overflight mission in the early morning of August 3rd mapped the fire at 3,181 acres. Due to the remote location, the fire will remain unstaffed and this will be the last Inciweb update until conditions and fire behavior change.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 15th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Incident CommanderBooth T4
Coordinates44.983 latitude, -114.993 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel17
Size3,181 Acres
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM

Recent Articles

Trail Closures Closure - 7/21/2021