Stewart Creek Fire


Incident #: STF-306
Fire Start: 7 months ago
Location: 12.8 miles E of Pine, ID
Acres: 5,375
Agency: South Central Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center (ID-SCC)
Dispatch Notes: Contain: 10/15control: unknown

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 1 hour, 58 mins ago — The Stewart Creek Fire started on August 20, 2018 resulting from dry lightning, 18 miles Northwest of Fairfield, Idaho on the Sawtooth National Forest, Fairfield Ranger District. Weather conditions, dry fuels and rough terrain aided in fire spread, showing signs of up to ½ mile of spotting potential. Crews strategically stationed at various spike camps have been working tirelessly on this fire to build fireline where accessible to help impede fire spread and guide the fire to the east and north. Available air resources are being used in inaccessible and dangerous areas where firefighters are unable to safely operate due to extremely steep terrain or hazardous standing dead trees, also known as ‘snags.’ The fire is burning in standing timber, heavy down and dead understory with visible single tree and group torching. The Eastern Area Incident Management Team took command of the fire on August 31st. After nearly two weeks of managing the fire and reaching 60% containment, the fire...


Incident Contact
Fairfield Ranger Station
Phone: 208-764-3202
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Fire Unit Information
Sawtooth National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Jerome, ID 83338

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Monday August 20th, 2018 approx. 02:30 PM
13 miles northwest of Fairfield
Incident Commander
Steve Goldman, Incident Commander, Eastern Area Incident Management Team
43.49 latitude, -115.057 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
5,270 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Saturday September 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and understory) Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events


Planned Actions
Mop-up, patrol and secure completed lines. All planned control line has been completed on the west, south and east flanks. North flank is contained by the Soldier Mountains. Begin repair with excavator. End of firing operations.
Projected Incident Activity
*12-hours: fire activity will be primarily internal. Most activity will be in the upper portions of Salt Log and South Fork of Lime Creek as internal unburned pockets of fuel continue to consume.
*24-hours: Internal consumption of unburned fuels as fire cleans up pockets of remaining fuels. Some movement to the north but confined by Soldier Mountain.
*48-hours: Fire spread should be contained to internal burning pockets of unconsumed fuels. Some movement to the north but confined by Soldier Mountain.
*72-hours: Fire spread should be contained to internal burning pockets of unconsumed fuels.
Turnover of incident to Type 3 team scheduled for 0600 Thursday, September 13. Administration of burned areas is: BLM 748 acres, State of Idaho 335 acres, USFS 4151 acres.