Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Monday, July 15, 2024 1:18:50 AM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Chilcoot Fire
Last Updated
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 1:35 PM MST
(8 months ago)
Fire Reported
Friday, August 11, 2023 8:14 AM MDT
(12 months ago)
Incident Type
14.9 miles E of Cascade, ID
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Salmon-Challis National Forest
Monitor | Contain: 09/25/2023 23:00 | Control: 09/26/2023 08:50 | Out: 09/26/2023 08:52
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Chilcoot Fire was detected on August 11.  Firefighter and public safety is the number one priority for the Chilcoot Fire.  When the fire was initially sized up, fire managers initiated actions to suppress the fire.  Due to the remote location of the fire, the steep and inaccessible terrain along with lack of safe ingress and egress for firefighters, fire managers changed strategy, keeping firefighter safety in mind.  Fire managers will be monitoring the fire by remote camera and reconnaissance flights.  Values at risk in the area have been identified and trigger points have been established.  If a trigger point is reached, additional actions will be taken by firefighters in order to protect those values at risk. 

Last Updated
Thu, Aug 17, 2023 11:28 AM UTC
Incident Type
Fire Discovered
Fri, Aug 11, 2023 3:14 PM UTC
Two (2) miles northeast of Pistol Lake between Browning and Little Pistol Creeks on the western edge of Middle Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The Chilcoot Fire is surrounded by previous fires including the Cascade
Incident Commander
South Zone Duty Officer
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Total Personnel
685 Acres
Estimated Containment Date
Wed, Sep 20, 2023
Fuels Involved

spruce and fir

Significant Events

Active fire behavior.  Single and group tree torching. 

Planned Actions
Monitor using cameras, aerial resources, and lookouts. 
Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Evening showers and thunderstorms with northwest winds. Moderate to good RH recovery is expected. Possible torching or spotting with the forecasted winds which may be mitigated by the rain showers.

48 hours: Fire activity is expected to increase due to critical fire weather concerns.

Dispatch Contact
Central Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center | Salmon, ID
Phone: 208-303-8103
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/gbcc/dispatch/id-cic/
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