Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
6 mins, 30 secs ago
Fire Start
Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:01 PM MDT
Incident #
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 10/25/22 1419 | Control: 11/02/22 0837 | Out: 11/07/22 0802
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Salmon-Challis National Forest

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Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Woodtick Fire

The lightning caused Woodtick Fire started as two separate fires on July 14, 2022, in a rugged and remote area on the Middle Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Firefighters made multiple attempts to directly engage with the fire. Due to the risk to responders in the remote, steep, and rugged terrain, fire managers decided to shift from a direct attack strategy to a combination of a point protection and confine and contain strategy. This strategy has focused operations on protecting highly valued resources such as structures, natural resources, cultural resources, and other property. Additionally, firefighters are working to safely connect natural barriers in the area (such as rocky outcrops and creeks) through actions including fireline construction, burn-out operations , and bucket drops.

Since mid-July, the area has experienced multiple red flag warnings for gusty winds, high temperatures, low humidity, and thunderstorms.

On July 30 and 31, firefighters took the opportunity of favorable weather to implement a firing operation using aerial and hand ignition to eliminate fuel in the path of the fire. This allowed firefighters to secure the fire’s edge near the communities of Camas Creek, Red Spar, and Meyers Cover. After the backburn operation, crews patrolled, mopped up, and secured the fire’s edge in this area. Helicopters were used for bucket drops to cool hot spots. Equipment and supplies remain staged if needed for future point protection actions.

The fire will remain under a point protection and confine and contain strategies with risk to responders and public safety being the top priority. Firefighters continue to work with landowners and have completed point protection for the values in Red Spar, Camas Creek Ranch, Lost Springs CG, Silver Creek Historic Cabins, the Silver Creek Estates, and Ramshorn Estates.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Thursday, July 14, 2022 5:00 PM MDT
Approximately 27 miles west of Challis, Idaho
Incident Commander
South Zone Duty Officer
Incident Description
44.854, -114.632

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment
Saturday, November 5, 2022 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved
timber, grass, and brush
Significant Events
Fire activity is minimal the fire is creeping and smoldering.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Continue point protection readiness at priority values. Monitor key areas for residual fire activity.
Actively observe fire activity on all flanks for intelligence and timely action.
Projected Incident Activity
Smoldering with very little fire growth
The Woodtick Fire is located in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

50% reflects percentage of objectives complete; not containment.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
A cold front will move through the region today with snow and
gusty winds likely. Expect dry conditions Thursday through Sunday with a return to wet conditions expected next week.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Woodtick Fire Information
Email: 2022.woodtick@firenet.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