Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, ID 83536
Rain fell on the Shissler fire near Elk City this weekend, which lessened fire behavior. Officials were able to conduct a reconnaissance flight on the fire Sunday afternoon for the first time since early September. The Shissler fire is now estimated at 11,000 acres based on more precise mapping available via aerial reconnaissance. Crews continue to strengthen point protection in the Red River Valley and assess options for safely responding to areas of fire growth. Fire managers expect to see minimal to moderate growth on all sides of the Shissler fire this week.