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.
|Current as of||Fri, 12/02/2022 - 13:47|
|Cause||Human; unextinguished unattended campfire|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||17 miles north of Salmon, ID|
|Incident Commander||North Zone Duty Officer|
45° 22' 29'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||10/31/2022|
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.
Fire activity is minimal, the fire is smoldering.
Patrol the fire and post lookouts in strategic locations.
|Projected Incident Activity||
Low growth potential by surface fire spread.
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.