Wildfire Incident Information
Terrain
Satellite
OSM
This fire is no longer active
0% contained
Fire Status
OUT
Last Updated
1 year, 2 months ago
Fire Start
Monday, May 1, 2023 1:09 PM MDT
Incident #
2023-IDNCF-000112
Resources
MURDOCK EFFECTIVE
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 12 months ago

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.

Basic Incident Details

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

Current Situation

Size
320 Acres
Containment
0%
Fuels Involved

Burning in dead and down fuels.

Planned Outlook

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 Center Contact

Grangeville Interagency Dispatch Center (ID-GVC)

Grangeville, ID

208-983-4001

https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/idgvc/