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Jakes Gulch

Unit Information

Sawtooth National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
370 American Ave.
Jerome, ID 83338

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Incident Contact

Sawtooth NRA
Phone: 208-774-3000
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm

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09/19/2021 Jakes Gulch Fire Daily Update 09/19/21
     THIS WILL BE THE LAST DAILY UPDATE FOR THE JAKES GULCH FIRE   SUMMARY: The Jakes Gulch Fire was reported on Sunday, September 5, 2021. The fire is located 2 miles west of Vienna..
News - 09/19/2021
Jakes Gulch Fire map Sept. 18, 2021Image options: [ Full Size ]

The last daily fire update was released on September 19, 2021.  For more information, please contact the Sawtooth NRA, Stanley Office at 208-774-3000.   

Any additional updates for the fire will be posted on the Sawtooth National Forest Facebook Page:

The Jakes Gulch Fire was reported on Sunday, September 5, 2021. The fire is located 2 miles west of Vienna on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The fire is burning in lodgepole pine and subalpine fir. It is burning in very steep terrain.

Fire personnel initially arrived at the fire which included hotshot crews and smokejumpers. Multiple aerial resources with bucket and water dropping capability were used to assist those working on the ground. Fire personnel continued to look at contingency options including improving roads, trails and natural barriers. A structure group accessed structures as a precautionary measure.

A forest closure is in effect around Lake Alturas.  There was an evacuation of campers and hikers to ensure the safety of the public as well as fire personnel working on the fire. Bow hunting for elk and antelope is open and for public and fire fighter safety please adhere to all closures and restrictions. We ask that the public continue to stay out of the area for their safety.  

As of Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, the Jakes Gulch Fire is being managed by the Sawtooth National Forest.    

Closure information can be viewed on the Sawtooth National Forest Alerts and Notices Page:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused
Date of OriginSunday September 05th, 2021 approx. 02:15 PM
LocationApproximately 23 miles south of Stanley, Idaho.
Incident CommanderThe Eastern Area Silver Management Team - Steven Goldman, IC
Incident DescriptionFire burning in grass, brush, sub alpine fire and lodge pole pine
Coordinates43.858 latitude, -114.961 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel153
Size510 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 02nd, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)


Planned Actions

Demobing resources and closing down ICP, returning fire to local unit 09/20 0600.


There was no observed fire behavior on the fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain is expected to reach fire area starting 0100, snow could stick above 7500 - 8000 feet. Next week could return to a drying trend.