Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, October 22, 2021 12:29:53 AM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Larkins Complex Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:01 AM PDT
(1 week ago)
Fire Reported
Friday, July 16, 2021 7:30 AM PDT
(3 months ago)
Incident Type
33.4 miles N of Pierce, ID
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Larkins Fire Complex is located on the St. Joe River Ranger district of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The Complex consists of 12 fires with a total of 3,358 acres in the Mallard Larkins Recommended Wilderness area near the Little North Fork of the Clearwater river. Visitors are reminded to heed the area closure, as well as other fire closures in the area. A reconnaissance of the Complex on 8/9 showed very low fire activity and little smoke. This may change as the weather heats up and dries fuels back out. 

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Friday July 16th, 2021 approx. 02:30 PM
20 miles SE of Avery, ID
Incident Commander
Megan Primmer, Type 4 IC
46.967, -115.671
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Monday November 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Closed Timber Litter, Brush (2 Feet), Short Grass (1 foot)
Significant Events
Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping.
Planned Actions
Projected Incident Activity
Fire is 100% contained.
Fire Acres Containment
Devils Club Creek 3 300 100 %
Mulligan 2 15 100 %
Mulligan 3 5 100 %
Sawtooth 0.5 100 %
Badger Creek 35 100 %
Joker Point 50 100 %
Trail 40 40 100 %
Devils Pulpit 3,411 100 %
Mulligan 1 155 100 %
Buck 15 100 %
Pole Mountain 10 100 %
Indian Dip 1 100 %
Devils Club Creek 1 300 100 %
Devils Club Creek 2 300 100 %
Weather Concerns
A weather system moves in Friday will bring cooler temps, higher humidity, and lower mixing heights. Wetting rains of a quarter to half inch are forecast for fire zones in the area on Friday and Friday night. The chance of rain extends further west, but confidence isnt as high for wetting rains at this time. The weekend into next week will feature cooler, more seasonal temperatures and occasionally breezy west winds. A strong cold front looks to push through around the middle of next week bringing windy conditions. Temperatures look to trend much cooler toward the end of next week with cold overnight lows and possibly some high elevation snow.
Incident Contact
IPNF Fire Information
Phone: 208-557-8813
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Fire Unit Information
Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3232 West Nursery Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Incident Map

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