The Lick Creek Fire was discovered on August 2 at 50 acres. The fire is located in the Lick Creek drainage, 6 miles SW from Avery, Idaho. With more accurate mapping, the fire has been determined at 200 acres, burning primarily on Potlatch-Deltic Corporation Land at around 90% and partially on Forest Service Land 10%. The fire is burning in heavy logging slash and timber. Priority on the fire is to protect the safety of fire personnel and human life followed by the protection of private property, reduce impacts to Potlatch-Deltic grounds and confine fire to the existing box that was created by retardant drops. Full suppression tactics will be used to safely, effectively and efficiently reduce the spread of the fire. As of August 10, 2019 the fire is 100% contained and expected to have minimal creeping and smoldering within the fire parameter. The North Idaho Type 3 Team plans to transfer back command to the District on August 11, 2019. Local resources plan to continue to patrol, monitor, mop up and rehab the fire.
An area closure has been issued for the Lick Creek Fire area (please see the news release and map for further information).