Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Rush Creek
FIRE
3,181
acres
50.2 mi
NW of Challis, ID
3 weeksago
reported
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
53 mins, 12 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7710
Fire Start:
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:00 PM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 day, 20 hours ago

Incident Photo for the Rush Creek Fire

The Rush Creek Fire started at the confluence of Telephone and Rush Creeks, 14 miles southwest of Taylor Ranch (origin lat/long: 45 59 00 x 114 59 35). After initial attack was unsuccessful, crews moved on to point protection. On Wednesday, July 21, 11 members of the Alta Hotshots were flown out to work on setting up pumps and hoses and cutting back flammable vegetation for point protection at the University of Idaho research station at Taylor Ranch. They completed that work and were brought out by helicopter on Monday, July 26.

An infrared overflight mission in the early morning of August 3rd mapped the fire at 3,181 acres. Due to the remote location, the fire will remain unstaffed and this will be the last Inciweb update until conditions and fire behavior change.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Incident Commander:
Booth T4
Coordinates:
44.983, -114.993

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
17
Size (Acres):
3,181
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00 AM MDT

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Payette Fire Information
Email: 2021.rushcreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 208-634-0820
Fire Unit Information
Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St
McCall, ID 83638