Shady
FIRE
4,186
acres
86.6 mi
NE of Garden City, ID
1 month
time burning
ACTIVE
Last Updated: 11 mins, 56 secs ago
Incident #: ID-SCF-019120
Fire Start: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:01 PM MDT
Dispatch Notes: Fire is being managed.

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 8 hours, 18 mins ago

Fire activity has increased due to the warming and drying trend but activity remains moderate. The fire is creeping and smoldering with uphill runs observed. Fire activity is in the no name drainage to the west of Shady Creek and in Bernard Creek.

The lightning caused Shady Fire was reported the evening of July 10. The fire is located approximately two (2) miles east of Seafoam Guard Station in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District.

Due to heavy fuel loading, active fire behavior, and the presence of numerous snags, firefighters have been unable to directly engage the fire. The Shady Fire is being managed with a point protection strategy (a wildfire response strategy, which protects specific assets or highly valued resources from the wildfire without directly halting the continued spread of the wildfire) to minimize exposure to fire personnel while protecting identified values. The strategy takes in to account exposure to firefighters, values at risk, impacts to area user groups, and wilderness values. Firefighters are monitoring fire progression towards values, with the priority of fire mangers being to provide for firefighter and public safety while defending the identified values at risk. Specific values potentially threatened with this fire include mining and Forest Service infrastructure.

In addition, they are urging the public to be aware of the many blind corners on the roads and to please slow down.

The Forest will provide fire updates and information as significant changes occur.

CLOSURES: The Salmon-Challis National Forest has implemented the Shady Fire Emergency Road and Trail Closure, Order Number: 04-13-19-613. The road and trail closure is described as road #40012 (Sheep Mountain Road) beginning at the junction with FS Road 40008 at Seafoam Guard Station ending at Road #40172, forest trail #4005 (Sheep Creek Trail) entire trail, forest trail #4012 (Duffield Trail) entire trail, and forest trail #4023 (Bernard Creek Trail) entire trail.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Wednesday July 10th, 2019 approx. 06:00 PM
Location:
Two (2) miles east of Seafoam Guard Station in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District.
Incident Commander:
South Zone Duty Officer
Incident Description:
Wildfire In The Frank Church River Of No Return Wilderness.
Coordinates:
44.517, -115.019
Size (Acres):
4,722
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday October 31st, 2019 approx. 05:00 PM
Fuels Involved:
tall grass, subalpine fire and lodgepole pine, dead and down trees
Significant Events:
Fire activity is moderate. The fire is creeping, smoldering, with uphill runs observed.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Firefighters are monitoring fire progression towards values, with the priority of fire mangers being to provide for employee and public safety while defending the identified values at risk.
Projected Incident Activity:
Fire activity is increasing with the warming and drying trend. Minimal to moderate activity anticipated.
Remarks:
Multiple incidents occurring in close proximity.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Locally breezy to windy conditions and marginal daytime humidity are expected today and Sunday as a strong west flow aloft settles over the region. Warming and drying conditions return Tuesday and Wednesday as a high pressure ridge rebounds across the region.

Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: SM.FS.SCFFIREINFO@usda.gov
Phone: 208-756-7853
Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
Fire Unit Information
Salmon-Challis National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467