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Blackburn Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Phone: 208-557-8813

Highlighted Activity

08/30/2022 Forest Road 320 Reopening
Forest Road 320 between Red Ives Cabin and Heller Creek Campground on the St. Joe Ranger District is reopened this week. The road segment had been closed for road improvements and wildfire...
Announcement - 08/30/2022
Aerial view of Blackburn Fire 8/19/22Image options: [ Full Size ]

Discovered on August 14th, the Blackburn Fire is located just north of the Heller Creek Campground near the headwaters of the St. Joe River. Several other fires were detected the same weekend, all from a single lightning storm days before. Fire managers prioritized initial attack efforts based on location of new starts, values at risk, and safe access for firefighting personnel. For those reasons, the Blackburn Fire has shifted to a suppression strategy of point and zone protection. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday August 14th, 2022 approx. 03:00 PM
LocationSt. Joe roadless Area
Incident CommanderType 5 IC: Ramsey
Coordinates47.076 latitude, -115.256 longitude

Current Situation

Size360 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained99%
Estimated Containment DateThursday December 01st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass & Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering


Projected Incident Activity


Recent Articles

Forest Road 320 Reopening Announcement - 8/30/2022