Canyon
FIRE
326
acres
66.6 mi
NE of Garden City, ID
1 month
time burning
ACTIVE
Last Updated: 7 mins, 12 secs ago
Incident #: NWCG-6438
Fire Start: Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:45 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

Canyon Fire 100 percent containment on August 2, 2019

With 88 percent containment of the 326 acre Canyon Fire, firefighters have made significant progress toward containment Aug. 2, 2019. Crews will continue to secure, patrol and monitor lines for flare ups along all sides and particularly along the northern flank near the West Fork of Canyon Creek.

Demobilization is occurring sending many of the resources to other fires or back to their home units. The fire suppression repair plan, to mitigate any adverse impacts resulting from fire suppression activities, has been implemented.

WEATHER: A smattering of lightning and spotty rain occurred during the arrival of a dry cold front Tuesday evening. Aerial detection patrols have been ordered to look for new ignitions. Resources will respond to any new fires or hold overs that flare up in the next few days. The next frontal system is predicted to arrive over southern Idaho, Friday.

RESOURCES: Currently there are 34 personnel on the fire including 3 engines and 1 helicopter.

CLOSURES: Both lanes on this section of Idaho State Highway 21 are open. Please slow down for firefighter and public safety. Bull Trout and Martin Lake Campgrounds are open. Please use bear awareness in the area and store all food appropriately. https://www.fs.fed.us/visit/know-before-you-go/bears

SMOKE: Fuel pockets within the interior of the fire perimeter will continue to burn producing scattered smoke plumes. Smoke from the Canyon Fire and other nearby fires may affect the overall air quality of this area. For information on smoke impacts to air quality, visit http://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/

LOCATION: The Canyon Fire is located southeast of Bull Trout Campground and 14 miles west of Stanley, Idaho, within the Lowman Ranger District. It is a lightning caused fire and was reported at approximately 5 p.m., July 14, 2019.

RESTRICTIONS: Currently there are no fire restrictions in effect.
Please be careful to ensure campfires are completely out and cold to the touch. We can all make a difference in reducing human-caused fires.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Sunday July 14th, 2019 approx. 03:45 PM
Location:
14 miles west of Stanley, Idaho
Incident Commander:
Ryan Erne ID - BOF C. Stewart (T)ID-BOF
Incident Description:
Remote, Steep Terrain
Coordinates:
44.251, -115.228
Size (Acres):
326
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday August 02nd, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber, brush, understory
Significant Events:
Minimal fire behavior

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Initial burn out operations successful on Friday 7-19
Projected Incident Activity:
Monitor, secure and patrol all flanks. Keep the fire west of State Highway 21 and south of the West Fork of Canyon Creek while providing firefighter and public safety.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Warm and dry conditions will continue with light winds.

Contact

Incident Contact
Venetia Gempler
Email: vgempler@fs.fed.us
Phone: 208-373-4105
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Boise National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1249 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, Idaho, ID 83709