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Larkins Complex

Unit Information

Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3232 West Nursery Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

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Incident Contact

IPNF Fire Information
Phone: 208-557-8813
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F

Highlighted Activity

09/17/2021 Larkins Complex closure rescinded
The area closure associated with the Larkins Complex was part of a larger closure also encompassing the Stateline Complex. On August 31, all closures were lifted for the Larkins Complex, but a small..
News - 09/17/2021
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The Larkins Fire Complex is located on the St. Joe River Ranger district of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The Complex consists of 12 fires with a total of 3,358 acres in the Mallard Larkins Recommended Wilderness area near the Little North Fork of the Clearwater river. Visitors are reminded to heed the area closure, as well as other fire closures in the area. A reconnaissance of the Complex on 8/9 showed very low fire activity and little smoke. This may change as the weather heats up and dries fuels back out. 


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 16th, 2021 approx. 02:30 PM
Location20 miles SE of Avery, ID
Incident CommanderMegan Primmer, Type 4 IC
Coordinates46.967 latitude, -115.671 longitude

Current Situation

Size4,637 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Estimated Containment DateMonday November 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Closed Timber Litter, Brush (2 Feet), Short Grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping.


Planned Actions

Projected Incident Activity

Fire will only be staffed with an IC if resources are engaged. Monitor fire with aircraft and infrared flights.


Fire Acres Containment

Devils Club Creek 3 300 100 %

Mulligan 2 15 100 %

Mulligan 3 5 100 %

Sawtooth 0.5 100 %

Badger Creek 35 100 %

Joker Point 50 0 %

Trail 40 40 100 %

Devils Pulpit 3,411 0

Mulligan 1 155 100 %

Buck 15 100 %

Pole Mountain 10 100 %

Indian Dip 1 100 %

Devils Club Creek 1 300 100 %

Devils Club Creek 2 300 100 %

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A weather system moves in Friday will bring cooler temps, higher humidity, and lower mixing heights. Wetting rains of a quarter to half inch are forecast for fire zones 674, 686, 101 Friday and Friday night. The chance of rain extends further west, but confidence isnt as high for wetting rains at this time. The weekend into next week will feature cooler, more seasonal temperatures and occasionally breezy west winds. A strong cold front looks to push through around the middle of next week bringing windy conditions. Temperatures look to trend much cooler toward the end of next week with cold overnight lows and possibly some high elevation snow.

Recent Articles

Larkins Complex Fire Closure Closure - 7/30/2021