Snake River Complex
26.3 mi
S of Lewiston, ID
Fire Status:
Last Updated:
3 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 11:45 PM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 months ago

Incident Photo for the Snake River Complex Fire

This is the final update for the Snake River Complex.

The Snake River Complex comprises of three wildfires that merged together. The Shovel Creek, Captain John Creek, and Hoover Ridge fires all started by lightning and were discovered the morning of July 7, 2021, on the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) Craig Mountain Forest Protective District. These fires are in steep terrain and approximately 20-miles south of Lewiston, Idaho just past the Waha area in the Craig Mountains.

On July 10th at 6 AM, the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, led by Incident Commander Rick Connell, took command of the three fires combining them into the Snake River Complex. After several days of downsizing personnel due to successful firefighting, on July 23rd, the incident was transferred to an IDL Type 3 Team, led by Incident Commander Jeremiah Miller. To continue effective operations, on July 28th, command transferred again to Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry Type 3 Team, led by Incident Commander Shawn Turner.

With the fire  reaching a high level of containment, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry Type 3 Team transitioned command back to the IDL Craig Mountain Forest Protective District, led by Incident Commander Jeremiah Miller at 6 AM on August 4, 2021.  

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:45 AM PDT
20 miles south of Lewiston, ID
Incident Commander:
Jeremiah Miller, IDL Craig Mountain Forest Protective District
Incident Description:
46.012, -116.911

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday, August 15, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Active areas of the fire are mainly burning in compact timber litter and timber understory.
Significant Events:
August 4 the fire was returned to the local district.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Firefighters continue patrols and rehabilitation efforts.
Projected Incident Activity:
All restriction on roads near and around the complex will be lifted Monday, August 2

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Hot and dry weather conditions. The fire is not expected to grow outside of containment lines.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Snake River Complex Fire Information
Email: 2021.snakeriver@firenet.gov
Phone: 208-334-0233
Hours: 8 AM to 8 PM Daily
Fire Unit Information
Idaho Department of Lands
300 N. 6th Street
Boise, ID 83702