Sawtooth National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
370 American Ave.
Jerome, ID 83338
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
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: https://www.facebook.com/sawtoothnationalforest/
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: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sawtooth/alerts-notices
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday September 05th, 2021 approx. 02:15 PM|
|Location||Approximately 23 miles south of Stanley, Idaho.|
|Incident Commander||The Eastern Area Silver Management Team - Steven Goldman, IC|
|Incident Description||Fire burning in grass, brush, sub alpine fire and lodge pole pine|
|Coordinates||43.858 latitude, -114.961 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||80%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday October 02nd, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Demobing resources and closing down ICP, returning fire to local unit 09/20 0600.
There was no observed fire behavior on the fire.
Rain is expected to reach fire area starting 0100, snow could stick above 7500 - 8000 feet. Next week could return to a drying trend.