Wildfire Incident Information
Fire Status
Last Updated
2 days ago
Fire Start
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 12:00 AM PDT
Incident #
Dispatch Notes
Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

The Dutch Oven Fuel Treatment will implement approximately 40 acres of logging slash burning as early as Wednesday, April 23, 2024, and continue throughout the week depending on weather conditions. The primary purpose of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels within designated Rural Wildland Urban Interface lands adjacent to Elk City, ID. Activities are to reduce fuels created from logging operations and create planting sights for new trees post harvest. Like the Landscape burning it also helps reduce the potential for, and intensity of, subsequent wildfire and increase the chance for fire suppression strategies and tactics to be successful. There is a need to enhance wildfire suppression capability and provide for public and firefighter safety by reducing the amount of available fuel and implementing strategic treatments to provide safety zones and escape routes. 

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Mon, Apr 22, 2024 2:51 PM UTC
Incident Type
Prescribed Fire
Fire Discovered
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 7:00 AM UTC
Four and a half miles west of Elk City, ID, along Highway 14
Incident Commander
Red River Ranger District Fire and Fuels staff
45.8256, -115.53206666667

Current Situation

85 Acres

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Implement a low to moderate intensity prescribed burn between April 23, 2024 and April 24, 2024, depending on weather conditions.
Short duration smoke impacts are possible to Elk City, Orogrande, and Newsome. Smoke will be visible from these communities.