Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Scarface
FIRE
7,806.0
acres
39.8 mi
WNW of Challis, ID
20%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
3 mins, 15 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7793
Fire Start:
Saturday, August 7, 2021 12:00 PM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 days ago

Incident Photo for the Scarface Fire

 As of Tuesday, September 14th, the Scarface Fire has merged with the Boundary Fire, and is being managed as one fire by Great Basin Incident Management Team 5 - Marty Adell, Incident Commander.  
 
Please take note of the new Fire Information phone number 208-806-1719, which will be staffed daily from 8am - 8 pm, and email address 2021.boundary@firenet.gov    
 
Visit Boundary Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System (nwcg.gov) for continued information 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin:
Saturday, August 7, 2021 6:00 PM MDT
Location:
2½ miles southeast of the Middle Fork Lodge; Middle Fork Ranger District; Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
Incident Commander:
Getty
Incident Description:
wildfire
Coordinates:
44.683, -114.993

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
32
Size (Acres):
7,806
Containment:
20%
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:00 PM MDT
Fuels Involved:
grass, brush, snags with a heavy dead and down fuel component in the 1979 Mortar Creek Fire scar
Significant Events:
Fire activity is minimal. The fire is backing, smoldering, and creeping.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Firefighters continue to maintain, run, and improve point protection systems for the values at risk in the fire area.
Projected Incident Activity:
Firefighters anticipate fairly quiet fire behavior characterized by spread to the northeast. The northeast spread is anticipated in the bottom of Little Soldier Creek near the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
A dry mid-level disturbance will push through the area resulting in some near critical humidity, but wind gusts should remain 20 mph or less. Parts of the dispatch area will see Haines of 5 and 6 today and tomorrow. Wednesday and Thursday offer the best chances
of critical fire weather conditions as a dry cold front drops into the area.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: 2021.boundary@firenet.gov
Phone: 208-806-1719
Hours: Daily 8am - 8pm
Fire Unit Information
Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467