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Fire Status
Last Updated
12 mins, 33 secs ago
Fire Start
Sunday, July 17, 2022 5:04 PM MDT
Incident #
Dispatch Notes
Gb type 2 imt -- ingram
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Salmon-Challis National Forest

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 hour, 11 mins ago

Incident Photo for the Moose Fire

Moose Fire Community Fire Information Meeting (In-Person)
6 p.m. (MT)
September 29, 2022

Idaho Fish and Game Office
99 Highway 93 North
Salmon, Idaho

If you cannot attend and would like to submit a question ahead of time, please email 2022.moose@firenet.gov by noon on Thursday.

The Moose Fire started on the Salmon River bank near Little Moose Creek on Sunday, July 17th, 2022. The fire spread from the river bank from grass and shrubs at low elevations to mixed conifer forests at high elevations. Fire managers are working to:

- Protect private property and natural resources

- Provide public and responder safety

- Strengthen relationships with community and partners

Firefighters continue to mop up and patrol the Salmon River Road area. Across the fire, firefighters will address hot spots. Crews are also conducting suppression repair which includes actions to stabilize an area to pre-fire conditions.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Sunday, July 17, 2022 4:00 PM MDT
17 miles north of Salmon, ID
Incident Commander
Trent Ingram,
Great Basin Incident Management Team 5
Incident Description
45.375, -114.091

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment
Monday, October 31, 2022 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved
Short Grass (1 foot)
Brush (2 feet)
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Moderate load grass and shrubs. Low load timber, grass, and understory.
Young to mid-age timber reproduction, light loading of grass & shrubs and high loading of dead & down.
Significant Events
Isolated Torching

Fire behavior was minimal today. Heavy down fuels continue to consume.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Division A/X: unstaffed

Division M: Minimize fire spread from current footprint, complete suppression repair per the approved Suppression Repair Plan
and stage equipment in Divisions that can respond to mud flows or debris on roadways.

Division N/O: While using the risk management process to maximize firefighter safety, implement tactics to minimize fire spread north of the powerline, west of the Ridge Road, and within the Salmon municipal watershed. Identify suppression repair and backhaul needs and coordinate with Resource Advisors to perform work.

Division T/W and Roads Group: Patrol and monitor containment lines. Protect critical values at risk to the Beartrack Mine and Leesburg infrastructure. Continue suppression repair as identified within the suppression repair plan. Continue to grade and smooth road surfaces to improve access for the public and fire suppression traffic.

Suppression Repair Group: Coordinate with Resource Advisors to complete suppression repair using heavy equipment and crews per the
approved Suppression Repair Plan in the southern and southeast portions of the fire from Moose Creek south to Williams

Fuels Removal Group: Use heavy equipment to consolidate and relocate existing logs along powerlines to specified locations as determined by Salmon-Challis Forest staff. Remove residual slash created by previous suppression efforts away from containment lines to specified locations.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Cool temperatures, light winds and moderate RH recovery will limit fire behavior to smoldering and creeping.
24 hours: Warmer and drier conditions with cloud cover over the fire area. Fuels will continue to dry out, fire behavior should be limited to creeping and smoldering with isolated torching.
48 hours: High cloud cover, high relative humidity and potential wetting rain will limit for behavior to to creeping and
72 hours: High cloud cover, high relative humidity and potential wetting rain will limit for behavior to to creeping and
Anticipated after 72 hours: Cooler temperatures, cloud cover and high minimum relative humidity will limit fire behavior to smoldering and creeping.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Today was another warm day this time with increasing amounts of mostly mid to high level clouds. Highs today were in the 70s to low 80s with minimum RH in the
teens to lower 20s %. Winds remain weak and mostly terrain driven for the low to mid slopes. Mid slopes to the ridges showed a weak broadly westerly flow. The
speeds were in the single digits with an occasional gust into the teens mph. Wednesday will start with similar conditions of warm and dry. This however will
not last as a frontal system passes through the region starting on Wednesday. This
will see the skies become cloudier producing more ample shading. Winds will increase in strength and become gusty mainly from a southerly direction. While
remote, a light shower will be possible during the evening hours of Wednesday

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Moose Fire Information
Email: 2022.moose@firenet.gov
Phone: 208-742-6690
Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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