Shady
FIRE
4,234
acres
86.6 mi
NE of Garden City, ID
1 month
time burning
ACTIVE
Last Updated: 14 mins, 11 secs ago
Incident #: NWCG-6433
Fire Start: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:00 PM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 15 hours, 20 mins ago

Fire activity is increasing with the warming and drying trend.

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.

Fire managers are urging the public to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the Shady Fire as firefighters are in the area. 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

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
6
Size (Acres):
4,234
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 increasing with the warming and drying trend. Fire is creeping, backing down slopes.

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. Provide information to the general public and people recreating in the area.
Projected Incident Activity:
Fire activity is increasing with the warming and drying trend.
Remarks:
Multiple incidents occurring in close proximity.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Warm and dry conditions continue today with Haines (an atmospheric index used to indicate the potential for wildfire growth by measuring the stability and dryness of the air over a fire)of 5 to 6. A dry thunderstorm or two will also be possible late in the day. Frontal passage overnight will provide a wind switch for Thursday, along with breezy conditions especially at higher elevations. Cooler temperatures Thursday should keep humidity above critical thresholds. Breezy conditions will continue into the weekend especially and mid and upper slopes.

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