Idaho Department of Lands
300 N. 6th Street
Boise, ID 83702
Hours: 8am-4pm Pacific time
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday September 04th, 2022 approx. 06:00 AM|
|Location||7 miles north of Pittsburg Landing|
|Incident Commander||Nate LeFevre|
|Coordinates||45.704 latitude, -116.526 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday September 12th, 2022 approx. 08:00 PM|
Short grass, Timber (grass and understory)
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.
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.
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.