Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3232 West Nursery Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
The Eneas Peak Fire, confirmed on August 13th, was started by lightning and is visible from the Kootenai River Valley and most of the Bonners Ferry area. The fire is located approximately 15 miles north-northwest of Bonners Ferry, on the south aspect below Eneas Peak and above Fisher Creek. The terrain is steep and inaccessible (60%-80% slopes), with numerous dead and downed trees. These conditions prevent the use of firefighter direct attack tactics where fireline is built directly next to the fire. Fire managers are assessing the area by air and ground for potential confinement lines.
Currently, no evacuations are in place and structures are not threatened. However, when living in fire prone areas it is recommended that all area residents have an evacuation plan in place including having all important documents, pictures, prescriptions, and pets gathered up and easily transportable. Residents of Boundary County, ID can visit https://www.nixle.com or text home zip code to 888777 to sign up for emergency alerts.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 13th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||6 miles west of Copeland, ID|
|Incident Commander||Bonners Ferry Ranger District|
|Coordinates||48.878 latitude, -116.489 longitude|
Closed timber litter, 2' brush
Burning in subalpine fir, lodgepole, and Douglas fir with a brush understory and pockets of heavy dead and down.
Flanking and backing in heavy dead and down fuels with isolated torching in subalpine fire.
Conduct reconnaissance by air. Assess needs for prepping private lands at mouth of Fisher Creek Canyon. Look for opportunities to take effective actions prior to fire reaching private lands. Continue to monitor and establish MAPs and gather information for a long term plan.
|Projected Incident Activity|
24 hours: Moderated fire behavior, though some backing, flanking, and isolated torching still expected, especially on the steeper slopes (>60%). Fire is partially in Recommended wilderness and will likely continue to growth there and to the west.
48 hours: Cloud cover and lower temps in the mid-70s should continue to expected to be west primarily through flanking and backing.
72 hours: Spread rates should increase, with increased isolated torching possible as conditions clear with slightly increased temps. Continue growth expected to be west primarily through flanking and backing.
Will submit weekly 209 unless conditions change.
Current moisture and good RH recoveries has moderated fire growth, especially to the east in the direction of values. This trend is expected over the next 24-48 hours. Drying will return after 48 hours, however temperatures will be cooler through 72 hours before a return to warmer temperatures in the 80s with an expectation of increased fire behavior after that.