The Bernard Fire was detected on 7 September, 2020. It is burning in steep timber from Echo Bay up to Bernard Peak. Red flag conditions, that included very high northerly winds, created wind-driven fire behavior into the evening. Resources on scene include several engines, the Lolo Hotshot crew, two initial attack modules, an excavator and a dozer. Aviation resources are being utilized as available. There are no evacuation orders associated with this fire. See the closures and maps tabs for information on the September 9th area closure.
Human Caused - Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Monday September 07th, 2020 approx. 04:30 PM
North Idaho T3 IMT - Rod Weeks
Timber and brush
Fire activity continues to move west on the north and east sides of Bernard Peak. Lolo IHC and two other crews, heavy equipment and engines are focused on limiting this spread. Additional control line is under construction. Stimson Lumber has constructed dozer line along their boundary to the west of the fire.
The Panhandle Hotshot crew is working on the north side of W. Gold Creek drainage to keep the fire from crossing the creek.
Engines and heavy equipment continue to improve control lines on the east side of the fire perimeter. A 20-person crew, 4 engines and 2 tenders continue to clear the fuel break west of Lakeview. Limited air operations to place yesterday and are expecting to be able to expand flights and aircraft today.
Low pressure system pushing into area on Friday should decrease smoke and bring an increased chance of rain, light at first then increasing chance of wetting rain by Saturday. Possible isolated thunder and gusty winds Friday through Saturday evenings.
Hours: Mon-Sun 0900-2000
Fire Unit Information
Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Coeur d-Alene Interagency Dispatch Center
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