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 Tinker Bugs Timber Sale Project encompasses a total of 7,636 acres in the Big Smith Creek, Middle Fork Clearwater River sub-watersheds that drain into the Middle Fork Clearwater River. Approximately 85 acres of logging slash burning will take place as early as tomorrow, April 23.The overall purpose of the  project is to restore vegetation species composition, structure, and distributions to early seral species (Ponderosa pine, western larch, and white pine); reduce ladder fuels created by shade-tolerant species and create more natural patch sizes by emulating mix-severity fire; improve big game habitat for winter range; and utilize timber outputs produced through forest management activities to support the economic structure of local communities, and provide for regional needs.Burning should cover the majority of the unit to provide adequate spacing for seedling establishment.

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Mon, Apr 22, 2024 4:52 PM UTC
Incident Type
Prescribed Fire
Fire Discovered
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 7:00 AM UTC
Within Idaho County, about four miles south of Syringa, ID.
Incident Commander
Moose Creek Ranger District Fire and Fuels staff
46.095, -115.729

Planned Outlook

Short duration smoke impacts are expected on National Forest Service Roads (NFSR) #286, #286A, #653, #470, and Highway 12.