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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

North Idaho Wildfire Update for Wednesday, August 5th

Fire Information:                     

Fire Danger Rating:  VERY HIGH  
Fires will start easily, spread rapidly and have a quick increase in intensity immediately after ignition.  These fires can be very difficult to control. Stage II Fire Restrictions in effect within Grangeville and Coeur d’Alene Dispatch Restriction Areas!

Weather: Sunny today, with a high near 80. There will be continued breezy conditions, as South winds could gust to as high as 18mph. Also, there is a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms today. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 59 degrees.
Incident Summary:  3 Sisters fire started yesterday afternoon and has grown to 50 plus acres. A Type 3 incident management team (Szancara) will inbrief at 10 a.m. today. The Parker Ridge fire showed some growth yesterday, now at 103 acres. Refer to listing of active fires (attached).

Additional Information: 
·         A closure is in place for Parker Ridge Trail #221 (Sections 7 and 8 of T39N, R1W and sections 12, 13, 14, 15, 2, and 27 of R2W). Under this closure order, the public is prohibited to go into or be upon this trail. 

STAGE II Fire Restrictions:  The following acts are prohibited until further notice:
1.      Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire.
2.      Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a designated smoking site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
3.      Operating motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails in accordance with existing travel management plans for non-commercial purposes including ATVs, UTVs, and pickups. 
4.      The following acts are prohibited from 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.  A patrol is required for one hour following cessation of all work as described in a, b, and c below: 
a.       Operating a chainsaw or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine for felling, bucking, skidding, processing, road building, woodcutting or any other off-road activity during industrial operations.
b.      Blasting, welding, or other activities that generate flame or flammable material.
c.       Using an explosive
*Private landowners within city boundaries should consult their local Fire Department for current restrictions in their community. 

Incident Name
Current Size
Protection Agency
Cape Horn
NZ – Pend Oreille
1,326 acres
Start 7/5;Contained;  cause under investigation
NZ – Priest Lake
207 acres
Start 7/1; Contained; staffed
NZ- Priest Lake State
30 acres
Start 7/20; Contained
Hobo Creek
SZ- St. Joe
55 acres
Start 7/23: Resources on scene
SZ- St. Joe
25 acres
Start 7/22; Contained
Parker Ridge
NZ – Bonners Ferry
103 acres
Start 7/29; Type 3 (Barrett)
Spotty 41
NZ-Pend Oreille
.5 acre
Start 8/4;Contained
3 Sisters
NZ-Pend Oreille
50 acres
Start 8/4; IMT 3(Szancara)