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Bear Gulch Fire

Unit Information

Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3232 West Nursery Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

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Phone: 208-557-8813
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-8pm Pacific Time

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09/12/2022 Bear Gulch & Columbus Fire update 9/12/22
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News - 09/12/2022
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The Bear Gulch Fire was lightning caused and detected on August 18th, 2022. It is located approximately 6 miles east of Murray, ID, and is within a mile of the Idaho/Montana state line.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday August 18th, 2022 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationFire is located in the head end of Bear gulch 6 miles east of Murray, ID
Incident CommanderIC5 Senteney
Coordinates47.624 latitude, -115.714 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size100 Acres
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: monitor fire spread

24 hours: monitor fire spread

48 hours: monitor fire spread

72 hours: monitor fire spread

Anticipated after 72 hours: monitor fire spread