Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 8:32:31 PM MST

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
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Incident #
2023-IDNCF-000112
FWAC Incident ID
279707
Incident Name
West Fork Fire
Last Updated
Monday, May 1, 2023 3:20 PM MDT
(10 months ago)
Fire Reported
Monday, May 1, 2023 1:09 PM MDT
(10 months ago)
State
Idaho
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
33.6 miles SSW of Grangeville, ID
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
Resources
MURDOCK EFFECTIVE
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The West Fork Fire was started by lightning on July 17, 2023 around 7:00 PM, and is about two and a half miles south from Howard Camp. The fire is approximately 320 acres, burning in dead and down fuels.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Last Updated
Thu, Aug 10, 2023 3:51 PM UTC
Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Fire Discovered
Mon, Jul 17, 2023 7:00 PM UTC
Location
Powell Ranger District- two and a half miles south of Howard Camp and a little less than a mile and a half northeast from Highway 12
Coordinates
46.504266833333, -114.975633
Size
320 Acres
Containment
0%
Fuels Involved

Burning in dead and down fuels.

Remarks
There is an official road closure. A road closure is in effect for National Forest Service Road (NFSR) #500, Lolo Motorway, from its junction with Horseshoe Lake Road (NFSR #588) to the junction with Doe Creek Road (NFSR #566), due to the West Fork Fire activity near the vicinity of the road. The closure is in place to protect the health and safety of the public.
Dispatch Contact
Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Center | Grangeville, ID
Phone: 208-983-4001
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/idgvc/
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