Caton Fire


Incident #: PAF-395
Fire Start: 7 months ago
Location: 11.3 miles NNE of Cascade, ID
Acres: 849
Agency: Payette Interagency Dispatch Center (IDPAC)
Dispatch Notes: Out: 11/8

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 1 day ago — No visible smoke has been generated by the fire since mid-October. No closures are in effect for this fire area. Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire area, but additional fire growth is not expected to take place.This fire was detected in heavy timber around noon on August 24 - a likely holdover from the lightning storm several days prior. The fire is located 7 miles southwest of Yellowpine, near Indian Point. The Communities of Yellowpine and Edwardsburg are not threatened by the fire. ·Initial attack on this fire was rigorously conducted by smokejumpers, helirappellers, and ground crews aided by helicopters, single-engine air tankers, a heavy air tanker and Very Large Air Tankers. The fire quickly grew in the hot, dry, windy conditions on August 24 and 25.


Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 208-634-0820
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fire Unit Information
Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St.
McCall, ID 83638

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Friday August 24th, 2018 approx. 11:30 AM
7 miles SW of Yellowpine
44.914 latitude, -115.604 longitude

Current Situation

790 Acres
Estimated Containment Date
Monday October 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Significant Events
No visible smoke has been reported on this fire since mid-October.


Projected Incident Activity
Fire managers will continue to monitor this fire, but additional fire behavior is not expected to occur.