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Twist Creek

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Unit Information

1801 North 1st  
1801 North 1st  

Incident Contacts

Tod McKay
Phone: 406-531-1130
Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm
West Fork Ranger District
Phone: 406-821-3269
Hours: M-F 8am - 4:30pm

This incident is no longer being updated.

The Twist Creek Fire started by lightning on August 23rd is located 28 miles southeast of Elk City, Idaho and 2 miles south of Sabe Vista along the Magruder Corridor in Idaho’s Frank Church of No Return Wilderness.

Structure protection  has been complete at the  Horse Heaven Cabin and along the Magruder Corridor. Fire managers are utilizing a point protection strategy to prevent any critical wilderness infrastructure from being negatively impacted by the fire. 


Basic Information
Current as of Fri, 09/30/2022 - 10:36
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin
Location 28 miles southeast of Elk City, ID
Incident Commander Type 4
Coordinates 45° 37' 36'' Latitude
-114° 57'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 5
Size 2,316 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 0%
Fuels Involved

Primarily log pole pine with some fir and sub alpine fir.

Significant Events

Cool and wet weather has set in the past few days minimizing fire behavior.

Projected Incident Activity

Limited fire activity and spread is expected. Potential for increased fire activity if another extended warm/dry period develops.