Mesa Fire


Incident #: PAF-270
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 1.5 miles SSE of Council, ID
Acres: 34,719
Agency: Payette Interagency Dispatch Center (IDPAC)
Dispatch Notes: Out

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 2 hours, 37 mins ago — BAER Plan approved for Mesa Fire on the Payette National Forest McCall, Idaho – The Mesa Fire burned 34,719 acre east of Council, Idaho, including lands in the Payette National Forest. Even before the fire was contained on August 25, 2018 a team of Forest Service specialists were conducting field assessments to prescribe burned area emergency response (BAER) treatments. BAER is a specific effort to reduce further damage due to the land being temporarily exposed in a fragile condition. Loss of vegetation exposes soil to erosion; water runoff may increase and cause flooding; sediment may move downstream and damage houses or fill reservoirs, putting habitat and community water supplies at risk. The BAER program is designed to address these situations through the key goals of protecting life, property, water quality, and deteriorated ecosystems. Led by West Zone Hydrologist Melanie Vining, the Mesa Fire BAER Team used satellite imagery of the burned area to classify the landscape...


Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 208-634-0820
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St.
McCall, ID 83638

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Thursday July 26th, 2018 approx. 08:00 PM
Incident Description
44.676 latitude, -116.448 longitude

Current Situation

34,719 Acres
% Contained
Significant Events


Projected Incident Activity
Minimal fire activity.