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Scarface Fire

Unit Information

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

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SCARFACE FIRE SEPTEMBER 9Image options: [ Full Size ]

 As of Tuesday, September 14th, the Scarface Fire has merged with the Boundary Fire, and is being managed as one fire by Great Basin Incident Management Team 5 - Marty Adell, Incident Commander.  
Please take note of the new Fire Information phone number 208-806-1719, which will be staffed daily from 8am - 8 pm, and email address    
Visit Boundary Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System ( for continued information 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday August 07th, 2021 approx. 06:00 PM
Location2½ miles southeast of the Middle Fork Lodge; Middle Fork Ranger District; Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
Incident CommanderGetty
Incident Descriptionwildfire
Coordinates44.683 latitude, -114.993 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel32
Size7,806 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained20%
Fuels Involved

grass, brush, snags with a heavy dead and down fuel component in the 1979 Mortar Creek Fire scar

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal. The fire is backing, smoldering, and creeping.


Planned Actions

Firefighters continue to maintain, run, and improve point protection systems for the values at risk in the fire area.

Projected Incident Activity

Firefighters anticipate fairly quiet fire behavior characterized by spread to the northeast. The northeast spread is anticipated in the bottom of Little Soldier Creek near the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A dry mid-level disturbance will push through the area resulting in some near critical humidity, but wind gusts should remain 20 mph or less. Parts of the dispatch area will see Haines of 5 and 6 today and tomorrow. Wednesday and Thursday offer the best chances

of critical fire weather conditions as a dry cold front drops into the area.