Terrain Satellite
Bernard
FIRE
1,405
acres
3.4 mi
WSW of Lakeview, ID
100%
contained
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
1 week ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-7160
Fire Start:
Monday, September 7, 2020 9:30 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 3 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Bernard Fire

The Bernard Fire was detected on 7 September, 2020, rapidly burning in brush and timber up the steep slope from Echo Bay to Bernard Peak. Very strong northerly winds created wind-driven fire behavior into the evening. Since then, winds have been relatively calm and fire behavior can be described as mostly creeping and smoldering with occasional torching of trees. Rock outcrops and other natural barriers have helped stop the fire's spread, particularly on the eastern edge.  No evacuations have been necessary and no structures have been destroyed, although the small community of Lakeview was threatened. Fire control efforts have included structure protection and a shaded fuel break constructed between Lakeview and the fire.  Roads and trails in the fire vicinity have been closed to protect firefighter and public safety.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Human Caused - Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Monday September 07th, 2020 approx. 04:30 PM
Incident Commander:
Evan Ratcliffe - IC4
Coordinates:
47.946, -116.51

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
2
Size (Acres):
1,405
Containment:
100%
Fuels Involved:
Timber and brush

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
The fire has been checked around its perimeter and is now 100% contained.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
2-2.5 inches of rain fell over the fire area from the last storm system. Temperatures for the next week expected to be highs 45-55, overnight lows into the low 30s.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Kary Maddox
Email: kary.g.maddox@usda.gov
Phone: 208-557-8813
Hours: Mon-Sun 0900-2000
Fire Unit Information
Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815