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Owl Fire

Unit Information

Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467

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Incident Contact

Owl Fire Information
Phone: 208-756-7853

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 The Owl Fire, which is 100% contained, was transferred back to the Salmon- Challis National Forest on 9/21. 
  This will be the last regular update. The page will be updated if conditions change.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday September 08th, 2022 approx. 07:06 AM
Location26 miles northwest of Salmon, ID
Incident CommanderNorth Zone Duty Officer
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates45.373 latitude, -114.442 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size747 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal fire activity


Planned Actions

Fire is in patrol status.

Projected Incident Activity

Anticipated after 72 hours:

Dry conditions will continue for this period allowing fuels to dry somewhat. Significant fire spread is not expected.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

An upper low centered across extreme southeastern Idaho will

slowly move north along the Wyoming border today. This will

produce a few rounds of showers, maybe a thunderstorm or two,

across much of the high country today. Snow levels will run around

8500-9000 feet so some very minor accumulations on ridge tops will

be possible. The low will move into Montana on Sunday with gradual clearing expected during the day Sunday. Some lingering showers will continue Sunday across the high country of the eastern highlands and along the Continental Divide. Things look to dry out next week as high pressure sets up over the region with gradually warming temperatures throughout the week.