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Williams Creek Fire

Unit Information

Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
1008 Highway 64
Kamiah, ID 83536

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Incident Contact

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Phone: 208-935-6134
Hours: M - F 8am - 4:30pm (PDT)

Highlighted Activity

09/29/2022 Final InciWeb Update
The Williams Creek and Twin Lakes fires have recently shown no significant fire activity. This InciWeb page will no longer be updated unless an unexpected increase in activity occurs. For continued...
Announcement - 09/29/2022
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The Williams Creek Fire was detected August 29 and is located on the Red River Ranger District approximately five miles west of Orogrande in the Gospel Hump Wilderness. Ground and aerial firefighting resources responded with aggressive initial attack at time of detection, but the fire growth outpaced these efforts. A point protection strategy has been implemented to protect the community of Orogrande and other values at risk.
 
Update Sept. 29, 2022: The Williams Creek and Twin Lakes fires have recently shown no significant fire activity. This InciWeb page will no longer be updated unless an unexpected increase in activity occurs. For continued Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests wildfire information updates, please visit http://bit.ly/NPCFireInfo

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday August 29th, 2022 approx. 04:30 PM
LocationWest of Orogrande Community. North of Buffalo Hump private properties.
Incident CommanderLocal Type 4 Organization
Coordinates45.693 latitude, -115.652 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel15
Size16,084 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Fuels Involved

Closed timber litter, timber (litter and understory) heavy logging slash.

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

Interior burning and smoke

Remarks

Fire managers are using percent completion of objectives, rather than percent containment on both the Twin Lakes Fire and the Williams Creek Fire. Containment implies fire-line around the entire perimeter, directly next to the fire's active edge. Percent completion of objectives more accurately captures and reports the specific amount of work accomplished on the ground to manage fire spread and reduce the negative impacts to communities, infrastructure, and other identified values.

Twin Lakes Fire is unstaffed and will be monitored by Forest Service Personnel as conditions warrant.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

National Weather Service weather report for Idaho, 9/29: "A widespread wetting rain is expected across the region today and tonight with high confidence. There is about an 80 percent chance that the most of the region will pick up a quarter inch of rain or more by Friday morning. In the longer term, the weather pattern will remain cooler and showery through at least the first part of the weekend."