Kiwah Fire


Incident #: SCF-18113
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 20.3 miles ENE of Cascade, ID
Acres: 14,603
Agency: Central Idaho Dispatch Center (IDCIC)
Dispatch Notes: Out 11/13/2018

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 11 hours, 40 mins ago — The lightning caused Kiwah Fire, was detected at approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 17, 2018. Fire managers estimate size at 14,603 acres. Fire activity remains minimal throughout the fire area. Fire managers have called the fire contained. The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at MODERATE Fire Danger.


Incident Contact
Amy Baumer
Phone: 208-756-7853
Fire Unit Information
Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Wednesday July 18th, 2018 approx. 05:30 PM
49 Nautical Miles NW from Challis, ID
Incident Commander
SZ Duty Officer
Incident Description
Wildfire, Remote Wilderness

Current Situation

14,603 Acres
Estimated Containment Date
Monday October 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
timber with litter and understory, short grass
Significant Events
Minimal fire behavior.


Planned Actions
Fire is in monitor status and will be flown to check on status occasionally.
Projected Incident Activity
Minimal fire activity expected.
The fire is currently in monitor status and is being allowed to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the environment while providing for firefighter and public safety.