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

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9/15/2022 Will be the last update for the Middle Fire.

Great Basin Incident Management Team 4 assumed command of the Middle Fire at 6:00 a.m. on September 9/11/22. Team 4 is also managing the Tenmile Fire.

The Middle Fire was ignited by the thunderstorms that passed over the area on September 7th.  It is burning in the West Fork of Rapid River – Jackley Mountain Area on the New Meadows Ranger District, near the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest. The fire is 54 acres and burning in light ground-based fuels with low fire intensity.  

The Middle Fire received wetting rain over the fire area on Tuesday, September 13, which reduced fire activity to minimal creeping and smoldering. Hotshot crews engaged in direct suppression efforts on the fire and were able to gain 85% containment. Crews will continue working to achieve 100% containment, anticipated over the next couple of days. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday September 07th, 2022 approx. 12:15 PM
Incident CommanderGreat Basin Incident Management Team 4, Incident Commander Steve Shaw
Coordinates45.258 latitude, -116.517 longitude

Current Situation

Size54 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grass and Timber



There are no closures associated with this fire.