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Horse Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Horse Fire Information
Phone: 208-756-7853

Highlighted Activity

09/19/2022 FIRE SUMMARY SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at VERY HIGH Fire DangerCENTRAL IDAHO FIRE RESTRICTIONS AREA IS IN STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS The Salmon-Challis National Forest has had one (1) new fire in the...
News - 09/19/2022
Horse Fire Map September 14, 2022Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Horse fire located approximately 5½ miles northwest of Corn Creek on the North Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.  It was reported on September 8, 2022, at 1306 MDT. The fire is burning in lodgepole, fir, and snags.  The fire is being managed under a point protection strategy.  Fire managers are assessing values at risk in the vicinity of the fire and are establishing management action points to trigger specified actions to protect those values. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday September 08th, 2022 approx. 01:06 PM
Locationapproximately 5½ miles northwest of Corn Creek on the North Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
Incident CommanderNorth Zone Duty Officer
Incident Descriptionwildfire
Coordinates45.425 latitude, -114.76 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size397 Acres
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

grass, brush, Douglas fire, Ponderosa Pine, and snags.

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal, the fire is smoldering.


Planned Actions

Implementation of measures to protect values at risk in the fire's vicinity.

Projected Incident Activity

No anticipated fire growth


The Horse Fire is located in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

0% reflects percentage of objectives complete; not containment.

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.