Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Tango
FIRE
102.0
acres
32 mi
W of Challis, ID
3 weeksago
reported
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
22 hours, 53 mins ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7706
Fire Start:
Saturday, July 10, 2021 10:00 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 day, 18 hours ago

Incident Photo for the Tango Fire

The lightning caused Tango Fire was reported the evening of July 17th.  The fire is located approximately five (5) miles south of Diamond D Ranch in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District.  The fire is burning in steep and rocky terrain with cliffs that make access dangerous.  While the rocky terrain limits ground access, it also serves to limit the potential for fire growth. Fire activity has been minimal due to recent moisture. Observations on the Tango Fire from the air on Sunday, August 1, noted no smoke or fire growth. Much drier conditions shift into the region beginning today, though there is a very outside chance of an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon and evening, and again on Wednesday. The next system to impact the region arrives Thursday, bringing a mix of wet and dry storms to the area through Friday. A cold front passage on Friday will bring the next threat for gusty winds.

     

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin:
Saturday, July 10, 2021 4:00 PM MDT
Location:
Five (5) miles south of Diamond D Ranch in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District.
Incident Commander:
Zone Duty Officer
Coordinates:
44.483, -114.873

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
1
Size (Acres):
102
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
subalpine fir
Significant Events:
Fire activity is minimal. Growth has been limited due to recent moisture.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue collecting point protection assessments of values within current planning area.
Projected Incident Activity:
Minimal fire activity due to recent moisture. Potential movement with warming and drying.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Much drier conditions shift into the region beginning today, though there is a very outside chance of an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon and evening, and again on Wednesday. The next system to impact the region arrives Thursday, bringing a mix of wet and dry storms to the area through Friday. A cold front passage on Friday will bring the next threat for gusty winds.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Amy Baumer
Email: SM.FS.SCFFIREINFO@usda.gov
Phone: 208-756-7853
Fire Unit Information
Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467