24.3 mi
NNE of McCall, ID
Last Updated: 15 mins, 35 secs ago
Incident #: ID-PAF-000500
Fire Start: Sunday, August 4, 2019 3:19 PM MDT
Dispatch Notes: 2,355 acres near burgdorf hotsprings. Vonderheits t3 team. 98% contained.

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 16 hours, 22 mins ago

The closure area is the perimeter of the burned area – fire wood cutting is not allowed in the burned area at this time. Warren Wagon Road and Burgdorf/French Creek Road are open for public travel. The closure area has been reduced to the perimeter of the fire only - please do not enter the fire area. Stay on the main roads while traveling through the burned area. All trails that lead into the fire area remained closed, as does Jeanette Campground, Burgdorf Campground and the Burgdorf Guard Station. Please use caution while traveling in the area as firefighters and aviation resources continue to work on the fire.

Update, August 23, 2019, 7:30am

The Nethker Fire remains 98 percent contained and is still 2,355 acres in size – it has not increased in size for several days.

Interior islands of the fire continue to burn, and smoke has been settling into Burgdorf, Secesh Meadows and Warren in the evenings and then clears out in late morning of each day. If members of the public see fire activity, there is no need to call it in as firefighters are on site.

Firefighters continue to work on hot spots, but the fire is not expected to grow outside current containment lines. Fire suppression repair work is ongoing. Cooler temperatures and light winds are assisting firefighters in securing fire lines and addressing hot spots within the perimeter of the fire area. Aviation resources remain assigned and will be used as needed to assist ground base firefighters in preventing flare-ups from causing spot fires.

A local Type 3 incident management team is managing the fire with the Incident Command Post located at the Burgdorf Guard Station.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Sunday August 04th, 2019 approx. 02:20 PM
30 miles northeast of McCall, ID
Incident Commander:
Incident Description:
Wildfire With Low To Moderate Fire Activity In Subalpine Fir And Lodgepole Pine. This Is A 100% Suppression Fire.
45.246, -115.93

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday October 01st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Heavy Subalpine fir and Lodgepole pine; closed litter.
Significant Events:
Cool temperatures and rain from Wednesday night is assisting firefighters. Low to moderate fire behavior including: creeping, some isolated torching.

Isolated torching of trees within the fire perimeter is to be expected. Firefighters and aviation resources are on hand to address this interior burning as needed.

The fire is holding on control lines.
Isolated interior pockets of Subalpine fir and Lodgepole pine have been the primary areas of fire activity.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue securing existing line supported by aerial resources.
Continue back haul and fire suppression repair.
Projected Incident Activity:
Due to recent rain fall, fire activity will be smoldering and creeping in medium and heavy fuels within the interior of the fire perimeter.

Some interior islands of fuel remain available and isolated torching is expected within these interior islands. If seen, there is no need to call in fire activity as we have firefighters on site that will continue to respond to these hot spots, and the Incident Command Post is located at the Burgdorf Guard Station.
Fire wood cutting is not allowed in the burned area at this time. Burgdorf/French Creek Road and Warren Wagon Road are open for public travel. Jeanette Campground, Burgdorf Campground, Burgdorf Guard Station and all trails leading into the fire perimeter remain closed. Drive cautiously through the burned area while on the main roads.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
No current weather concerns over the fire area. Mostly clear with minimum temperature of 40 to 45 degrees and maximum relative humidity of 89 to 94 percent. NW winds 3 to 7 mph. Haines Index 2.


Incident Contact
Fire Information Hotline
Phone: 208-634-0820
Hours: 7 am - 9 pm
Fire Unit Information
Payette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
500 N Mission St
McCall, ID 83638