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Moose Fire

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Unit Information

1206 S. Challis Street 
1206 S. Challis Street 

Incident Contacts

Amy Baumer
Phone: 208-756-7853
Moose Fire Information
Phone: 208-756-7853
Hours: M-F 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Highlighted Activity

BWCAW Entry Points #8 Moose River South, #76 Big Moose Trail, Forest Road 464, and Forest Road 465 are now all open to public use. A BWCAW Overnight Permit is required for entry from May 1 to Sept 30 each year.
News - 2022-11-02

The Moose Fire has been turned back to the Salmon-Challis National Forest. 

The Moose Fire started on the Salmon River bank near Little Moose Creek on Sunday, July 17th, 2022. The fire spread from the river bank from grass and shrubs at low elevations to mixed conifer forests at high elevations. Fire managers are working to:

- Protect private property and natural resources

- Provide public and responder safety

- Strengthen relationships with community and partners

Firefighters are patrolling the fire and posting lookouts in strategic locations for the areas of the fire where heat remains. 

Basic Information
Current as of Fri, 12/02/2022 - 13:47
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Human; unextinguished unattended campfire
Date of Origin
Location 17 miles north of Salmon, ID
Incident Commander North Zone Duty Officer
Incident Description wildfire
Coordinates 45° 22' 29'' Latitude
-114° 5'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 38
Size 130,205 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 95%
Estimated Containment Date 10/31/2022
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot) Brush (2 feet) Timber (Litter and Understory) Low grass and shrubs. Low load timber, grass, and understory. Young to mid-age timber reproduction, light loading of grass & shrubs and high loading of dead & down.

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal, the fire is smoldering.

Planned Actions

Patrol the fire and post lookouts in strategic locations.

Projected Incident Activity

Low growth potential by surface fire spread.

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

A cold front will move through the region today with snow and gusty winds likely. Expect dry conditions Thursday through Sunday with a return to wet conditions expected next week.