Terrain Satellite
Buck
FIRE
19,139
acres
10.7 mi
E of Cascade, ID
6%
contained
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
27 mins, 33 secs ago
Incident #:
2020-IDBOF-000714
Fire Start:
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:39 PM MDT
Fire Unit:
US Forest Service — Boise National Forest
Resources:
CRW2 CRW41 CRW5 E1424 E1425 E441 F BC4 F F1 HB-0TJ PT41
Fuels:
Subalpine/snags
Dispatch Notes:
Prot: d04 / USFS id-bof, owner: usfs, county: valley, sghab: , elev: 7200' - 7400', acec: , wldns: , rfd:

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Basic Information Updated: 6 hours, 45 mins ago

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Wednesday August 26th, 2020 approx. 03:30 PM
Location:
30 miles NE of Cascade, ID
Incident Commander:
Sean Whalen- Bureau of Land Management NV
Incident Description:
Active Flanking Spotting
Group Torching
Coordinates:
44.786, -115.476

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
149
Size (Acres):
19,139
Containment:
6%
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday October 01st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Subalpine Fir - dead and down
Significant Events:
Road and Trail closures in effect. Johnson Creek Road is open.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Helicopters will be used to slow the fires progression out of Trapper creek and Buck Creek in order to minimize the impacts to Johnson creek road, critical infrastructure and structures with the intent to hold fire in check until more favorable conditions can be achieved.
Projected Incident Activity:
The fire area will experience temps in the lower 60s with low RH values of 29-36% (for this time of year) with winds that will be variable around 5mph in the morning and becoming southwest 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Due to the precipitation over the fire and current fire behavior observed on 9/19 it is anticipated that there will be moderate activity until fuels have dried out.
Remarks:
A couple of tenths of rain will be possible through Saturday. We will be monitoring the fire for thunderstorm development.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Conditions will remain relatively cool on Sunday with dry westerly flow aloft. Then, southwest flow aloft will develop Monday leading to a warmer and drier trend with passing mid to high clouds.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Venetia Gempler
Email: venetia.gempler@usda.gov
Phone: 208-373-4105
Hours: M-F 9-4 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Boise National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1249 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, Idaho, ID 83709

Dispatch Contact

Boise Interagency Dispatch Center | Boise, ID
Phone: 208-384-3400
Website: https://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/southwest/