Wildfire Incident Information
This fire is no longer active
Fire Status
Last Updated
6 months ago
Fire Start
Friday, August 11, 2023 8:14 AM MDT
Incident #
Dispatch Notes
Monitor | Contain: 09/25/2023 23:00 | Control: 09/26/2023 08:50 | Out: 09/26/2023 08:52
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Salmon-Challis National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 10 months ago

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. 

Basic Incident Details

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
44.750833333333, -115.38861111111

Current Situation

Total Personnel
685 Acres
Estimated Containment
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 4:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved

spruce and fir

Significant Events

Active fire behavior.  Single and group tree torching. 

Planned Outlook

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 Center Contact

Central Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center (IDCIC)

Salmon, ID