The Callahan Fire was detected on September 8, 2020 and is located on the Three Rivers Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest in Bonner County, Idaho.
The fire started approximately 9 miles southwest of Troy, MT in the South Callahan Creek area, south of Smith Mountain. The fire is burning in steep, rocky ground in an early 1990’s burn and is expanding into areas of continuous live and dead fuel, some of which has not had disturbance for approximately 70 years.
An emergency closure order is in effect for firefighter and public safety. Closure Order D04-68-S-20: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd803759.pdf
Date of Origin:
Tuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 02:45 PM
Approx. 9 miles southwest of Troy, MT/ South Callahan Creek drainage/ South of Smith Mountain
Estimated Containment Date:
Saturday October 31st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Minimal Fire Behavior, Creeping, Smoldering, Single tree torching
Patrol in ongoing in 2 divisions and mop up is ongoing in 1 division.
Projected Incident Activity:
Wetting rains expected with cooler temperatures, minimal fire behavior expected.
Cold front will bring cooler temperatures, gusty winds, and precipitation to the fire area Wednesday night through Thursday.
Callahan Fire Information
Hours: 8 am - 8 pm Daily
Fire Unit Information
Kootenai National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923
Libby, MT 59923
Kootenai Interagency Dispatch Center
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