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Shissler Fire

Unit Information

Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, ID 83536

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Incident Contacts

Hank Heusinkveld
Email: henry.heusinkveld@usda.gov
Phone: 208-702-2389
Hours: 0800 - 1700, M-F

Jennifer Becar
Email: jennifer.becar@usda.gov
Phone: 208-660-2058
Hours: 0800 - 1700, M-F

News Releases — Shissler Fire

9/25/2020 Shissler Fire Update Released: 9/25/2020
Officials working the Shissler fire on the Red River Ranger District report no growth on the fire over the last few days. Forest Service Road (FSR) 285 (The Green Mountain/Elk Mountain Road) is open...
9/23/20 Shissler Fire Update Released: 9/23/2020
Acreage on the Shissler fire has been reduced from approximately 11,000 acres to 10,680 acres based on more accurate mapping.  Forest Service Road (FSR) 285 (The Green Mountain / Elk Mountain Road)...
9/21/2020 Shissler Fire Update Released: 9/21/2020
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...
9/18/2020 Shissler Fire Update Released: 9/18/2020
Fire managers on the Red River Ranger District expect the Shissler fire to be active again today based on the potential for windy weather and continued warmer temperatures. Currently, crews are...
9/16/2020 Shissler Fire Update Released: 9/16/2020
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has assigned additional resources from a local Type 3 organization to the Shissler fire near Elk City in response to recent increased fire activity and...
9/14/2020 Shissler Fire Update Released: 9/14/2020
The Shissler fire near Elk City on the Red River Ranger District has grown substantially over the last two days. Green Mountain Road #285 has been closed to the public except for by Forest Service...
9/13/2020 Shissler Fire Update Released: 9/13/2020
Low humidity and high temperatures in the area yesterday caused the Shissler fire to burn actively in the Butter Creek and Cabin Creek drainages. The fire is currently estimated at 6,000 acres;...
9/11/2020 Shissler fire Update Released: 9/11/2020
The Shissler fire near Elk City was more active yesterday on all sides as weather warmed and fuels in the area dried out. Yesterday morning fire crews were able to successfully contain a portion of...
9/7/2020 Shissler Fire Update Released: 9/7/2020
Yesterday, the western edge of the Shissler fire near Elk City reached the 505 Trail, where fire crews have been working to hold the fire at established fire lines. Burn-out operations yesterday were...
9/5/2020 Shissler Fire Update Released: 9/5/2020
Yesterday's weather brought increased fire activity to the Shissler fire near Elk City compared to the past several days, with fire size now at approximately 2,800 acres. The majority of fire...