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Woodtick Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Woodtick Fire Information
Phone: 208-202-5021
Hours: Daily 8 am - 8 pm

Highlighted Activity

08/16/2022 Daily Update August 16, 2022
   Hot & Dry Weather Produces Increased Fire Activity Dry and warm conditions are expected through mid-week, as a ridge of high-pressure builds. Yesterday afternoon, fire managers monitoring the..
News - 08/16/2022
August 10, 2022 Woodtick Fire MapImage options: [ Full Size ]

The Woodtick fire on the Salmon-Challis National Forest started on July 14th, 2022. It is burning in a rugged and remote part of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The fire was started by lightning and is burning in grass, brush and timber. Firefighters made multiple attempts to engage this fire directly from ground and air, but it was ultimately determined to be unsafe for firefighters to fight this fire directly. 

The fire will remain under a point protection and confine and contain strategies with firefighter safety and public safety being the top priority. Firefighters continue to work with landowners and have completed structure protection in Red Spar, Camas Creek Ranch, Lost Springs CG, Silver Creek Historic Cabins, the Silver Creek Estates and Ramshorn Estates. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 14th, 2022 approx. 05:00 PM
LocationApproximately 27 miles west of Challis, Idaho
Incident CommanderRiley Rhoades
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates44.854 latitude, -114.632 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel42
Size5,542 Acres
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 01st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

timber, grass, and brush

Significant Events


Group Torching




Planned Actions

Continue point protection measures at priority values. Assess, plan, and implement point protection

measures as appropriate for additional identified values. Assess future opportunities for confine/contain

actions with the increased fire activity in Martindale Creek. Monitor aerial ignition and hand ignition

areas for residual fire activity. Actively observe fire activity on all flanks for intelligence and timely

action. Continue to implement and monitor area and trail closures for public and firefighter safety.

Projected Incident Activity

Creeping, smoldering as well as isolated and group torching can be expected.


Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Dry southwest flow moving in

from the Pacific shifts precipitation east with another day of monsoon moisture impacts today. Expect isolated afternoon wet thunderstorms.