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Jones Creek

Unit Information

Idaho Department of Lands
300 N. 6th Street
Boise, ID 83702

Incident Contact

Public Information
Phone: 521-426-5546
Hours: 8am-4pm Pacific time

Highlighted Activity

09/11/2022 Evacuations, Closures, and Fire Restrictions as of 9/11/22
Evacuations: Level 1 "Get Ready" evacuations are removed for the Getta Creek and Deer Creek areas as of September 11th at 6:05pm. With that, there are no longer any evacuations or closures within the.
Closure - 09/11/2022
Fire area map September  11Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Jones Creek Fire began on 9/4/22. The cause is under investigation. It began on the Idaho side of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 7 miles north of Pittsburg Landing on the Snake River. Fire behavior is moderate, smoldering and creeping. It is burning primarily in short grass, with timber stringers and some brush. A wet summer early in the season resulted in an abundance of grass, and recent hot, dry unstable conditions lead to rapid rates of spread during initial attack. Successful suppression actions by aerial resources and ground crews have slowed the fires' progression and limited impacts. The fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy.
 
As of 8pm Sunday, September 11, command of the Jones Creek Fire returns to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUndetermined
Date of OriginSunday September 04th, 2022 approx. 06:00 AM
Location7 miles north of Pittsburg Landing
Incident CommanderNate LeFevre
Coordinates45.704 latitude, -116.526 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel66
Size4,429 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateMonday September 12th, 2022 approx. 08:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Short grass, Timber (grass and understory)

Significant Events

The fire remains stable with no perimeter spread. Very little heat is showing in infrared. Mop-up continues inside constructed control lines as well as cold trailing in light fuels.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol by air

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Poor humidity recovery overnight, though cloud cover will begin to increase. Smoke from nearby fires remains in the area. There is limited smoke production from the Jones Creek Fire.

24 hours: It will be mostly cloudy Monday, though still hot and dry. Expect minimal fire behavior with continued creeping and smoldering as remaining heavy fuels continue to consume within established control lines and the cold black edge.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Tomorrow cloud cover and humidity will start to increase from very dry to just dry. It will be Tuesday before surface humidities are much higher. Models still show some rain for at least the eastern parts of central Idaho by the end of the week, though confidence is decreasing for a wetting rain.