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Tenmile

Unit Information

Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St
McCall, ID 83638

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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Email: brian.d.harris@usda.gov
Phone: 208-634-0820

Map, Tenmile Fire, September 29, 2022Image options: [ Full Size ]

The fire has transitioned to a Type 4 local incident management organization.

A new closure for the fire was implemented on September 26.  The majority of the area is open for public use except the Willow Creek and Jeanette Creek Trails, and the Crystal Mountain and Willow Creek Roads remain closed. The BLM terminated their closure order for the lower portion of the Marshall Mountain Mining District as well.

The trial and road closure order that is in effect as of September 26, can be viewed at this link:  Tenmile Closure

While parts of the fire received a dusting of snow on Thursday, the warm and dry weather will return on Saturday.  This photo was taken at War Eagle Lookout on Thursday, September 29.
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The warm and dry weather we experienced result in some tree torching over the past several days but the fire did not growth a great amount due to the lack of wind over the fire area.  The fire has increased in size by approximately 130 acres since September 24.

The fire continues to hold heat in interior area and some torching of trees may continue.  Fire managers remain engaged in monitoring areas.   

The photo below is from late afternoon on September 28, and shows the group tree torching in the south area of the fire.  Click this link to view videos of the same recon flight.
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These images are from 4p.m. on Monday, September 27, and show the fire burning north of Crystal Mountain and on a southeast facing slope of Flat Creek.  Secesh Meadows is approximately 8.5 miles to the east of these burning areas.
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All vegetation removal and chipping operations have concluded. Crews will continue working on backhauling equipment and supplies.  Hose lay will remain in place a until a true season ending event.

Weather is expected to be higher than normal in temperatures and below normal for precipitation throughout the week, reaching into the high 70’s with relative humidity decreasing to single digits.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday September 07th, 2022 approx. 11:30 AM
Incident CommanderKatrina Mohr and Brian Gillespie
Incident DescriptionMultiple lightning fires burned together on the evening of September 7th reaching 350 acres and burned actively overnight. Crews continued to actively suppress the fires, but saw rapid fire growth due to sustained winds and low humidity.
Coordinates45.319 latitude, -115.872 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel21
Size2,157 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained55%
Fuels Involved

Grass and Timber

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

Fire is showing minimal spread through smoldering and creeping, but with some short durations of isolated tree torching. Moderate fire activity is expected as warmer, drier weather continues.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Snow did cover a fair amount of the fire area yesterday. Warm and dry weather is expected to return on Saturday.