Rattlesnake Creek Fire


Incident #: NCF-362
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 1.1 miles S of Pollock, ID
Acres: 8,220
Agency: Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Center (ID-GVC)

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 1 day, 15 hours ago — The Rattlesnake Fire is 100% contained. Containment equates to the fire not being a threat of spreading outside the existing burned area.Fire behavior in the Rattlesnake Creek fire has moderated and Forest Closure Order #0412-529 has been terminated. While full containment has been reached, we expect to see fire continue to creep and smolder in the Squirrel and Pony Creek drainages but does not pose a threat to containment objectives. The fire is still being monitored and patrolled by fire suppression resources and rehabilitation continues on a dozer line out of the Hillman Basin and a contingency line along the southern flank. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) treatments are being implemented. Those travelling or recreating in the burned area should be aware of hazards in the burned area, including creeping fire, hazard trees, unstable terrain, displaced wildlife, burned stumps and root chambers, flash flooding and debris flows.The Closure Order for the Rattlesnake Creek Fire was...


Incident Contact
s Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Email: jmdreadfulwater@fs.fed.us
Phone: 208-820-1965
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm Payette National Forest
Email: bdharris@fs.fed.us
Phone: 208-634-0820
Hours: 8 am - 5 pmShow additional contacts
Fire Unit Information
Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
903 3rd Street Kamiah Idaho 83536
Kamiah, ID 83536

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Monday July 23rd, 2018 approx. 12:00 PM
West side of Highway 95 near mile marker 184; near Pollock
Incident Description
45.284 latitude, -116.367 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
8,220 Acres
% Contained
Fuels Involved
Mixed conifer with fir, Lodgepole pine and Ponderosa pine. Heavy dead and down and brushy understory
Significant Events
Isolated torching, creeping and smoldering is expected in Pony Creek on the Payette portion of the fire.


Planned Actions
Firm up the fire line in Pony and Lockwood Creeks on the Payette portion of the fire.
Projected Incident Activity
While Burned Area Emergency Recovery (BAER) is underway now, fire managers are still engaged with ground based firefighters and aerial assets in actively addressing hot spots on the fire.
Some single tree or group torching is taking place in the east facing drainages on the Payette Nat'l part of the fire.