Jakes Gulch
32.4 mi
WNW of Ketchum, ID
Fire Status:
Last Updated:
17 mins, 25 secs ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Sunday, September 5, 2021 8:15 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 4 hours, 21 mins ago

Incident Photo for the Jakes Gulch Fire

The Jakes Gulch Fire was reported on Sunday, September 5, 2021. The fire is located 2 miles west of Vienna on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The fire is burning in lodgepole pine and subalpine fir. It is burning in very steep terrain.

Fire personnel continue to arrive at the fire which includes hotshot crews and smokejumpers. Multiple aerial resources with bucket and water dropping capability are being used to assist those working on the ground. Fire personnel continue to look at contingency options including improving roads, trails and natural barriers. A structure group is accessing structures as a precautionary measure.

A forest closure is in effect around Lake Alturas.  Evacuation of campers and hikers was conducted to ensure the safety of the public as well as fire personnel working on the fire. Bow hunting for elk and antelope is open and for public and fire fighter safety please adhere to all closures and restrictions. We ask that the public continue to stay out of the area for their safety.  

Jakes Gulch Fire is currently being managed by the Eastern Area Incident Management Team (Silver) under Steve Goldman, Incident Commander. 

Updates for the fire will also be posted on the Sawtooth National Forest Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sawtoothnationalforest/

Closure information can be viewed on the Sawtooth National Forest Alerts and Notices Page: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sawtooth/alerts-notices

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Human Caused
Date of Origin:
Sunday, September 5, 2021 2:15 PM MDT
Approximately 23 miles south of Stanley, Idaho.
Incident Commander:
The Eastern Area Silver Management Team - Steven Goldman, IC
Incident Description:
Fire burning in grass, brush, sub alpine fire and lodge pole pine
43.858, -114.961

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Monitor fire perimeter, backhaul unnecessary equipment from staged locations. Crews in the Alturas Recreation Complex will complete the fuels reduction around recreation sites and structures. Working with local READS to complete repair priorities before rain on Sunday.
Things are looking good and containment has risen to 80%.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Red Flag warnings predicted for fire area for Saturday. There has been a drying trend the last couple of days, moving into a wetter pattern starting Saturday night, and then starting another drying trend next week. Saturday 9/18 windy south west 15-18 with gust up to 35 mph, and RH 22% predicted for the area. Wind gust will stay elevated through Sunday and Monday. Chance of precipitation starting Sunday at 0100.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Micah Bell
Email: 2021.jakesgulch@firenet.gov
Phone: 509-720-7084
Hours: 7am - 7pm
Fire Unit Information
Sawtooth National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
370 American Ave.
Jerome, ID 83338