US Forest Service — Salmon-Challis National Forest
Inciweb information was updated: 1 month 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.
spruce and fir
Active fire behavior. Single and group tree torching.
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.