Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
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Last Updated
11 mins, 26 secs ago
Fire Start
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:45 PM MDT
Incident #
2022-IDSCF-000091
Dispatch Notes
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US Forest Service — Salmon-Challis National Forest

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 13 hours, 9 mins ago

Incident Photo for the Wolf Fang Fire

The lightning fire is located approximately four (4) miles northeast of the confluence of Big Creek and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the North Fork Ranger District.

The fire is burning in spruce and fir is located in steep, rugged terrain.

Risk to responders and public safety are the top priorities for the Wolf Fang Fire. Due to the inaccessibility of the terrain and snag hazards, a combination of the Middle Fork Peak lookout, a remote camera, and aviation are assessing the fire daily.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:45 PM MDT
Location
35 miles northwest of Salmon, ID
Incident Commander
North Zone Duty Officer
Incident Description
wildfire
Coordinates
45.138, -114.686

Current Situation

Total Personnel
1
Size (Acres)
2,082
Estimated Containment
Saturday, October 1, 2022 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved
spruce and fir
Significant Events
Fire activity is minimal, the fire is smoldering.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Due to the inaccessibility of the terrain and snag hazards, a remote camera, and aviation are assessing the fire daily.
Projected Incident Activity
Warming and drying
Remarks
The Wolf Fang Fire is located in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Risk to responders and public safety are the top priorities for the Wolf Fang Fire.

Ship Island and Waterfall Lakes access is one way in and one way out. For the safety of the public, fire managers do not advise camping at Ship Island or Waterfall Lakes. Day hikes to these lakes can be used as an alternative.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
High pressure ridging breaks down today as a low pressure system approaches. Near-critical valley relative humidity values and near-critical wind gusts at upper slopes along with continued unseasonably warm conditions will persist today, before a switch to much cooler, more moist, showery conditions Thursday lingering into the weekend. Stronger winds gusting 25-35 MPH will also
accompany the system Thursday afternoon.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Wolf Fang Fire Information
Email: SM.FS.SCFFIREINFO@usda.gov
Phone: 208-756-7853
Fire Unit Information
Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467

Dispatch Center Contact

Central Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center (IDCIC)

Salmon, ID

208-303-8103

https://gacc.nifc.gov/gbcc/dispatch/id-cic/