FWAC Incident ID
Wahoo Peak Fire
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 4:04 AM PST
(20 mins, 14 secs ago)
Saturday, July 29, 2023 3:48 AM PDT
(4 months ago)
25.4 miles WSW of Pinesdale, MT
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
Contain: 10/15/2023 14:00 | Control: 10/15/2023 14:00 | Out: 10/15/2023 14:00
The Wahoo Peak Fire was started by lightning on July 29, 2023 and is burning within a remote part of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness (SBW) in Idaho. As of August 10th, it is approximately 80 acres and burning around 6300 feet on a south aspect with rock outcrops upslope. Burn scars from fires in the early to mid-2000’s nearly surround the fire.
Thu, Aug 10, 2023 5:49 PM UTC
Sat, Jul 29, 2023 11:48 AM UTC
Moose Creek Ranger District- eleven miles east of Moose Creek Ranger Station, nine miles west of the Bitterroot National Forest (Idaho/Montana) boarder, eleven miles south of Elk Summit Guard Station (between Wahoo Peak and Indian Lake)
Fire behavior is minimal, due to cooler and wetter weather. This could change depending on future weather conditions.
Though there are currently no trail closures in place, use caution when traveling in the wildfire area, especially on Indian Lake Trail #631 and the Lost Horse Trail #430 (near Indian Lake). Trail closures are anticipated in the future.
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