Wildfire Incident Information
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55% contained
Fire Status
ACTIVE
Last Updated
7 mins, 30 secs ago
Fire Start
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 12:28 PM MDT
Incident #
2022-IDPAF-005567
Dispatch Notes
Fire has pockets of green that may still put up visible smoke. Ic is aware.
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Payette National Forest

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Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 13 hours, 24 mins ago

Incident Photo for the Tenmile Fire

The fire has transitioned to a Type 4 local incident management organization.

A new closure for the fire was implemented on September 26. The majority of the area is open for public use except the Willow Creek and Jeanette Creek Trails, and the Crystal Mountain and Willow Creek Roads remain closed. The BLM terminated their closure order for the lower portion of the Marshall Mountain Mining District as well.

The trial and road closure order that is in effect as of September 26, can be viewed at this link: Tenmile Closure

The warm and dry weather from yesterday and today is expected to last through the rest of the week and is resulting in some additional tree torching - as it has no winds, it is not threatening to expand the fire perimeter rapidly.

These images are from 4p.m. on Monday, September 27 and show the fire burning north of Crystal Mountain and on a southeast facing slope of Flat Creek. Secesh Meadows is approximately 8.5 miles to the east of these burning areas.
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As the fire continues to hold heat in some areas it is expected to occasionally torch trees and continue to smolder in the duff layer of the forest floor - firefighters remain engaged in monitoring areas of the fire that may need attention in securing the existing containment lines.

All vegetation removal and chipping operations have concluded. Crews will continue working on backhauling equipment and supplies. Hose lay will remain in place a until a true season ending event.

Weather is expected to be higher than normal in temperatures and below normal for precipitation throughout the week, reaching into the high 70’s with relative humidity decreasing to single digits.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 11:30 AM MDT
Incident Commander
Katrina Mohr and Brian Gillespie
Incident Description
Multiple lightning fires burned together on the evening of September 7th reaching 350 acres and burned actively overnight. Crews continued to actively suppress the fires, but saw rapid fire growth due to sustained winds and low humidity.
Coordinates
45.319, -115.872

Current Situation

Total Personnel
72
Size (Acres)
2,028
Containment
55%
Fuels Involved
Grass and Timber
Projected Incident Activity
Fire is showing minimal spread through smoldering and creeping, but with some short durations of isolated tree torching. Moderate fire activity is expected as warmer, drier weather continues.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
An above normal warming trend began last Friday and will continue throughout this week.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: brian.d.harris@usda.gov
Phone: 208-634-0820
Fire Unit Information
Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St
McCall, ID 83638

Dispatch Center Contact

Payette Interagency Dispatch Center (IDPAC)

McCall, ID

208-634-2757

https://gacc.nifc.gov/gbcc/dispatch/id-pac/pac/index.php