Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, October 22, 2021 1:35:44 AM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
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Incident #
2021-IDBOF-000762
FWAC Incident ID
204967
Incident Name
Deer Fire
Last Updated
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:30 PM MDT
(1 month ago)
Fire Reported
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 3:51 PM MDT
(3 months ago)
State
Idaho
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
17.3 miles E of Garden City, ID
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Boise National Forest
Fuels
Brush, Sage, Grass
Notes
Prot: d01 / USFS id-bof, juris: usfs, off/rmb: , cnty: boise, sghab: , elev: 4400' - 4600', acec: , wldns: , rfd: | Contain: 08/02/21 2000 | Control: 08/06/21 1810 | Out: 09/14/21 1540
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

8-2-2021 -  Deer Fire was contained.  

Fire crews responded to a wildfire reported at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday.
 
The lightning caused Deer Fire is located 3 miles north of Arrowrock Dam within the Mountain Home Ranger District of the Boise National Forest.
 
The fire started in grass and sagebrush the fire burned quickly up the steep and rugged terrain into a string of timber and is moving east in the direction of the Cottonwood Guard Station.
 
Fire acreage remained the same since yesterday and containment increased to 80 percent as fire crews secured direct handline around the fire’s perimeter. Aerial resources provided support cooling areas of intense heat as ground crew began mop up to secure the line and prevent spotting.
  
Due to the significant precipitation that occurred over the fire area last night and this morning, fire managers are reassessing the situation and deciding how best to move forward today, keeping firefighter safety and fire containment as a top priority. With more rain expected, flash flooding remains a concern in the burned area.
 
 Boise National Forest fire managers/fuels specialists would like to remind visitors that despite the rain, the Forest is still very dry and remains in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Given these drought conditions, Forest officials ask the public to be extremely careful and Know Before You Go. 
 
Public and firefighter safety concerns are the top priority. Motorists should use caution driving along the Arrowrock road (#268) corridor and expect to encounter fire traffic and delays as crews work to suppress the fire. There are currently no closures in effect.
 
A strong upper level high pressure will continue with hot temperatures. Monsoon moisture will bring a chance of thunderstorms to southern and eastern areas on Saturday and Sunday. Cooler temperatures are expected Saturday through Monday. Flash flooding is possible with thunderstorms Saturday afternoon through Sunday night, primarily in higher elevations.
 
Visitors traveling to Atlanta, Idaho, are encouraged to use National Forest System (NFS) road 327 (Granite/Rabbit Creek) and reminded that NFS road 384 (Edna Creek) is closed for construction and impassable. 
  

The Boise National Forest is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Given the drought 
conditions, Forest officials ask the public to be extremely careful and Know Before You Go. 
 

Idaho Fire Information: Boise Fire Restriction Area

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Wednesday July 28th, 2021 approx. 02:45 AM
Location
12 MILE EAST/NORTHEAST OF BOISE
Incident Commander
Beau Burley
Incident Description
MINIMAL GROWTH, SMOLDERING
Coordinates
43.642, -115.916
Total Personnel
148
Size (Acres)
856
Containment
88%
Estimated Containment Date
Monday August 02nd, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
grass and brush
Significant Events
WIND CONCERN - UPSLOPE AND TO THE EAST WITH SUSTAINED NW WINDS AT 10 TO 16 PREDICTED
Planned Actions
Monitor and patrol for any hot spots
Projected Incident Activity
USE OF AIR RESOURCES TO SUPPORT GROUND RESOURCES IF NEEDED
Remarks
8-2-2021 Fire contained on 8-2-2021
Weather Concerns
WINDS UPSLOPE AND TO THE EAST WITH SUSTAINED NW WINDS AT 10 TO 16 PREDICTED
Incident Contact
Venetia Gempler
Email: venetia.gempler@usda.gov
Phone: 208-373-4105
Hours: M-F 9-5 S-S 9-5
Fire Unit Information
Boise National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1249 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709
Dispatch Contact
Boise Interagency Dispatch Center | Boise, ID
Phone: 208-384-3400
Website: https://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/southwest/
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