Smith Creek Fire


Incident #: IPF-402
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 15 miles NE of Nordman, ID
Acres: 1,115
Agency: Coeur d-Alene Interagency Dispatch Center (IDCDC)
Dispatch Notes: D7 out | Contain: 10/02/18 1800 control: 10/03/18 1500 out: 11/07/18 0900

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 6 hours, 36 mins ago — Information on the Smith Creek fire will be updated weekly. The Smith Creek Fire was reported on 7/28/2018 and determined to be caused by lightning. The fire is located 19 miles W of Bonners Ferry, ID and 7 miles NE of Priest Lake, ID at the head of Smith Creek, north of Lions Head Ridge. It is burning in subalpine fir with a shrub component in the understory. Fire managers are developing opportunities to safely engage. There are no road, trail or area closures in effect at this time.


Incident Contact
Bonners Ferry Ranger District
Phone: 208-267-5561
Hours: M-S 8-5pm
Fire Unit Information
Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Saturday July 28th, 2018 approx. 09:14 PM
19 miles west of Bonners Ferry, Idaho and 7 miles north east of Priest Lake, Idaho
Incident Commander
Ryan Wagner ICT4
Incident Description

Current Situation

Total Personnel
985 Acres
Estimated Containment Date
Wednesday October 31st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber litter and understory, 2 foot brush
Significant Events
Fuel moistures are continuing to dry after rain 10 days ago, but decreasing temps and daylight is also moderating fire behavior. Fuels will burn with alignment of wind and solar heating, but at a smaller burn window is minimizing fire behavior.


Planned Actions
Continue to monitor fire behavior.