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Wolf Fang Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Amy Baumer
Email: SM.FS.SCFFIREINFO@usda.gov
Phone: 208-756-7853

Highlighted Activity

08/08/2022 FIRE SUMMARY AUGUST 08, 2022
FIRE SUMMARY AUGUST 08, 2022 The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at EXTREME Fire Danger CENTRAL IDAHO FIRE RESTRICTIONS AREA IS IN STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS  The Salmon-Challis National Forest..
News - 08/08/2022
Wolf Fang Fire from Middle Fork Peak LO 7/30Image options: [ Full Size ]

The lightning fire is located approximately four (4) miles northeast of the confluence of Big Creek and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the North Fork Ranger District.

The 1,126 acre fire burning in spruce and fir is located in steep, rugged terrain. The fire continues to creep and smolder.  On the north side of the fire, fire continues to move into the unnamed drainage (a tributary to Ship Island Creek) and has crossed the drainage to the north. 

Risk to responders and public safety are the top priorities for the Wolf Fang Fire. Due to the inaccessibility of the terrain and snag hazards, Middle Fork Peak lookout and aviation are assessing the fire daily.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginWednesday July 13th, 2022 approx. 01:45 PM
Location35 miles northwest of Salmon, ID
Incident CommanderNorth Zone Duty Officer
Incident Descriptionwildfire
Coordinates45.138 latitude, -114.686 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size1,126 Acres
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 01st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

spruce and fir

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal, the fire is creeping and smoldering with single tree torching.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Due to the inaccessibility of the terrain and snag hazards, Middle Fork Peak lookout and aviation are assessing the fire daily.

Projected Incident Activity

Continued movement in all directions, with the main focus to the northeast with continuous fuel loading.

Remarks

Risk to responders and public safety are the top priorities for the Wolf Fang Fire.

Ship Island and Waterfall Lakes access is one way in and one way out. For the safety of the public, fire managers do not advise camping at Ship Island or Waterfall Lakes. Day hikes to these lakes can be used as an alternative.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High pressure remains centered over the the area with hot daytime temperatures and critical relative humidity expected through Thursday. Winds will remain rather light through today, but increase slightly on Thursday ahead of the next weak system expected Friday. Moisture will increase with isolated to scattered

thunderstorms expected Friday and Saturday..