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Columbus 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

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

Highlighted Activity

09/12/2022 Columbus & Bear Gulch Fire Update 9/12/22
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News - 09/12/2022
Columbus Fire column during active afternoon burn periodImage options: [ Full Size ]

The Columbus Fire was detected on August 22nd, 2022. It is located approximately 6 miles northeast of Murray, ID, and is within a mile of the Idaho/Montana state line. This fire was likely a holdover lightning start from the same storm that started the Bear Gulch Fire. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday August 22nd, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationFire is located in the east fork of eagle creek 6 miles NE of Murray
Incident CommanderIC-4 Moreno
Coordinates47.689 latitude, -115.756 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Size2,298 Acres
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with Creeping

Smoldering

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: monitor fire spread point protection fire movement backing/flanking into East Fork Eagle and Tributary Creeks, upslope progression towards trail 7 and Idaho Montana border. Spotting into dry gulch and lost branch on the Kootenia National Forest.

24 hours: monitor fire spread, point protection fire movement backing/flanking into East Fork Eagle and Tributary Creeks, upslope progression towards trail 7 and Idaho Montana border. Spotting into dry gulch and lost branch on the Kootenia national forest.

48 hours: monitor fire spread,

point protection fire movement backing/flanking into East Fork Eagle and Tributary Creeks, upslope progression towards trail 7 and Idaho Montana border. Spotting into dry gulch and lost branch on the Kootenia national forest.

72 hours: monitor fire spread,

point protection fire movement backing/flanking into East Fork Eagle and Tributary Creeks, upslope progression towards trail 7 and Idaho Montana border. Spotting into dry gulch and lost branch on the Kootenia national forest.

Anticipated after 72 hours:

monitor fire spread, point protection fire movement backing/flanking into East Fork Eagle and Tributary Creeks,

upslope progression towards trail 7 and Idaho Montana border. Spotting into dry gulch and lost branch on the Kootenia National Forest