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New Incident: American Ridge Fire. Firefighters are at the scene of a 150 acre fire near Kendrick and Juliaetta in Latah County. The fire was reported approximately 2:30 pm yesterday. Aircraft and local resources from Kendrick, Juliaetta, Troy, Deary and Latah County Sheriff's Office assisted on the fire. Today 4 engines and a couple of hand crews will continue working on the fire. No structures are threatened at this time.

Find all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire

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September 9th, 11:24 am
New Incident:  American Ridge Fire.  Firefighters are at the scene of a 150 acre fire near Kendrick and Juliaetta in Latah County.  The fire was reported approximately 2:30 pm yesterday.  Aircraft and local resources from Kendrick, Juliaetta, Troy, Deary and Latah County Sheriffs Office assisted on the fire.  Today 4 engines and a couple of hand crews will continue working on the fire.  No structures are threatened at this time.  
  
Find all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire

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Thank you for this update! Please stay safe & God bless you all!

Tony Donnenwirth

#PraterRed2Fire (11 miles NE, Priest River, ID) Firefighters have fully contained the Prater Red 2 fire at 42 acres. The North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team has returned control to the local Idaho Department of Lands fire district as of 7AM this morning. This will be the final update unless fire behavior significantly changes.

All machine created containment lines have been rehabilitated, and all road closures have been lifted. Fire crews will continue to backhaul supplies, monitor, and patrol the burned area. Caution is still advised if traveling in the area especially in the coming months as precipitation increases – fire weakened material my roll down steep slopes into the roadways.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The public is encouraged to call the IDL Fire Investigation Hotline: (208) 666-8659 or the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office (208) 265-5525 with any information they may have about wildland fire starts in Bonner County.

The fire burned exclusively on State of Idaho Endowment lands in heavy logging slash on steep canyon slopes.

With hunting season in full swing, fire managers would like to remind the recreating public that fire conditions are still very dry and windy. Extreme caution is advised with any use of open flames outdoors. Do not leave campfires unattended – completely extinguish with water before leaving camp for any reason.

Please recreate responsibly. Don’t let your Idaho go up in smoke!

Find all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire #IDLfireinfo #FireYear2021

Cooperating Agencies: Idaho Dept. of Lands, Bonner County Sheriff’s Office, Bonner County Office of Emergency Management, USDA Forest Service- Idaho Panhandle NF.
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September 8th, 9:20 am
#PraterRed2Fire (11 miles NE, Priest River, ID) Firefighters have fully contained the Prater Red 2 fire at 42 acres. The North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team has returned control to the local Idaho Department of Lands fire district as of 7AM this morning. This will be the final update unless fire behavior significantly changes.

All machine created containment lines have been rehabilitated, and all road closures have been lifted. Fire crews will continue to backhaul supplies, monitor, and patrol the burned area.  Caution is still advised if traveling in the area especially in the coming months as precipitation increases – fire weakened material my roll down steep slopes into the roadways.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The public is encouraged to call the IDL Fire Investigation Hotline: (208) 666-8659 or the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office (208) 265-5525 with any information they may have about wildland fire starts in Bonner County. 

The fire burned exclusively on State of Idaho Endowment lands in heavy logging slash on steep canyon slopes. 

With hunting season in full swing, fire managers would like to remind the recreating public that fire conditions are still very dry and windy. Extreme caution is advised with any use of open flames outdoors. Do not leave campfires unattended – completely extinguish with water before leaving camp for any reason.

Please recreate responsibly. Don’t let your Idaho go up in smoke! 

Find all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire  #IDLfireinfo #FireYear2021

Cooperating Agencies: Idaho Dept. of Lands, Bonner County Sheriff’s Office, Bonner County Office of Emergency Management, USDA Forest Service- Idaho Panhandle NF.Image attachmentImage attachment

#PraterRed2Fire (11 miles NE, Priest River, ID) Overnight temperatures dropped into the mid 40’s however, humidity recoveries were poor and dry windy conditions persist over the region. Fire behavior overnight was minimal with creeping and smoldering within firelines. Fire crews continue to make excellent progress—containment is now 75% and acres remain 42. There are 65 personnel assigned to the fire.

Fire managers employed one of the Idaho Department of Lands unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with infrared cameras to fly over the entirety of the fire, mapping heat signatures. Commitment to firefighter safety remains the top priority and this flight data is crucial in planning firefighting efforts because it informs targeted actions. With the flight data, firefighters can focus efforts to the areas of most concern, increasing both safety and efficiency. Firefighters can “seek and destroy” hot spots reducing the time it takes to control and contain the fire.

Mop up operations, fireline rehabilitation and backhauling of supplies continues today in preparation for return of command back to the local IDL fire district.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The public is encouraged to call the IDL Fire Investigation Hotline: (208) 666-8659 or the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office (208) 265-5525 with any information they may have about wildland fire starts in Bonner County.

The fire is burning exclusively on State of Idaho Endowment lands in heavy logging slash on steep canyon slopes. There are no structures threatened or evacuations in place.

With hunting season in full swing, fire managers would like to remind the recreating public that fire conditions are still very dry and windy. Extreme caution is advised with any use of open flames outdoors. Do not leave campfires unattended – completely extinguish with water before leaving camp for any reason.

Please recreate responsibly. Don’t let your Idaho go up in smoke!
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September 7th, 9:23 am
#PraterRed2Fire (11 miles NE, Priest River, ID) Overnight temperatures dropped into the mid 40’s however, humidity recoveries were poor and dry windy conditions persist over the region. Fire behavior overnight was minimal with creeping and smoldering within firelines.  Fire crews continue to make excellent progress—containment is now 75% and acres remain 42. There are 65 personnel assigned to the fire.

Fire managers employed one of the Idaho Department of Lands unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with infrared cameras to fly over the entirety of the fire, mapping heat signatures. Commitment to firefighter safety remains the top priority and this flight data is crucial in planning firefighting efforts because it informs targeted actions. With the flight data, firefighters can focus efforts to the areas of most concern, increasing both safety and efficiency. Firefighters can “seek and destroy” hot spots reducing the time it takes to control and contain the fire.
 
Mop up operations, fireline rehabilitation and backhauling of supplies continues today in preparation for return of command back to the local IDL fire district.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The public is encouraged to call the IDL Fire Investigation Hotline: (208) 666-8659 or the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office (208) 265-5525 with any information they may have about wildland fire starts in Bonner County. 

The fire is burning exclusively on State of Idaho Endowment lands in heavy logging slash on steep canyon slopes. There are no structures threatened or evacuations in place.

With hunting season in full swing, fire managers would like to remind the recreating public that fire conditions are still very dry and windy. Extreme caution is advised with any use of open flames outdoors. Do not leave campfires unattended – completely extinguish with water before leaving camp for any reason.

Please recreate responsibly. Don’t let your Idaho go up in smoke! 
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Thankyou fire fighters!

Thank you for this update! Stay safe & God bless all of you!

Hopefully the drone can see the idiot out there starting fires

#PraterRed2Fire (11 miles NE, Priest River, ID) Yesterday fireline and hose lays were completed around the fire’s perimeter. These hoses, along with sprinklers, pumps, and water tanks, will deliver water to the fire directly so that fire crews can begin the arduous task of mopping up hot spots toward the interior of the burn. Mop up standards differ for every fire, but in this case, crews will work to have at least 100 feet from fire edge toward the interior of the burn cold to the touch. The fire remains at 42 acres and is now 50% contained.

Fallers – specialized firefighters trained to cut trees in wildland fire environments – worked to take down fire weakened hazard trees on extremely steep slopes in the Big Creek drainage. Hazard trees present a safety risk for both firefighter (now) and the public (in the future). Heavy equipment completed rehabilitation work on constructed contingency lines and was released from the incident.

Today crews will increase the depth of mop-up around the fire perimeter working toward 100% containment status.

Portions of Big Creek Road (this includes Happy Fork Gap Road) are impacted by this fire and fire personnel are asking the public to stay out of the area. Yesterday’s public traffic was considerably less than days prior – fire managers and crews appreciate all the public’s help in finding alternative routes.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The public is encouraged to call the IDL Fire Investigation Hotline: (208) 666-8659 or the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office (208) 265-5525 with any information they may have about wildland fire starts in Bonner County.

The fire is burning exclusively on State of Idaho Endowment lands in heavy logging slash on steep canyon slopes. There are no structures threatened or evacuations in place.

Fire managers would like to remind the recreating public that fire conditions are still very dry and windy. Extreme caution is advised with any use of open flames outdoors. Do not leave campfires unattended – completely extinguish with water before leaving camp for any reason.

Please recreate responsibly this holiday. Don’t let your Idaho go up in smoke!
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September 6th, 9:55 am
#PraterRed2Fire (11 miles NE, Priest River, ID) Yesterday fireline and hose lays were completed around the fire’s perimeter. These hoses, along with sprinklers, pumps, and water tanks, will deliver water to the fire directly so that fire crews can begin the arduous task of mopping up hot spots toward the interior of the burn. Mop up standards differ for every fire, but in this case, crews will work to have at least 100 feet from fire edge toward the interior of the burn cold to the touch. The fire remains at 42 acres and is now 50% contained.

Fallers – specialized firefighters trained to cut trees in wildland fire environments – worked to take down fire weakened hazard trees on extremely steep slopes in the Big Creek drainage. Hazard trees present a safety risk for both firefighter (now) and the public (in the future). Heavy equipment completed rehabilitation work on constructed contingency lines and was released from the incident.

Today crews will increase the depth of mop-up around the fire perimeter working toward 100% containment status. 

Portions of Big Creek Road (this includes Happy Fork Gap Road) are impacted by this fire and fire personnel are asking the public to stay out of the area. Yesterday’s public traffic was considerably less than days prior – fire managers and crews appreciate all the public’s help in finding alternative routes.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The public is encouraged to call the IDL Fire Investigation Hotline: (208) 666-8659 or the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office (208) 265-5525 with any information they may have about wildland fire starts in Bonner County. 

The fire is burning exclusively on State of Idaho Endowment lands in heavy logging slash on steep canyon slopes. There are no structures threatened or evacuations in place.

Fire managers would like to remind the recreating public that fire conditions are still very dry and windy. Extreme caution is advised with any use of open flames outdoors. Do not leave campfires unattended – completely extinguish with water before leaving camp for any reason.

Please recreate responsibly this holiday. Don’t let your Idaho go up in smoke! 
#IDLfireinfo #FireYear2021Image attachmentImage attachment

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Was a cause ever found for the Bedrock Fire by Lenore…

Thank you for this update! That’s my back yard! Stay safe & God bless you all!

#PraterRed2Fire (11 miles NE Priest River, ID) Fire crews made excellent progress yesterday constructing fireline around the entirety of the fire. The fire is continuing to back down the extremely steep slope into the Big Creek drainage, and firefighters are monitoring this activity – engaging where safe to do so. Due to the nature and location of the burn, heavy equipment is aiding in mopping up the large slash piles. Air resources continue to deliver water where needed. The fire is 42 acres and 25% contained. There are 125 personnel assigned to the fire.

Portions of Big Creek Road (this includes Happy Fork Gap Road) are impacted by this fire and fire personnel are asking the public to stay out of the area. There have been numerous reports of close calls with UTVs and large firefighting equipment. The public is asked to stay clear of the area both for their safety and that of fire crews. Many times, the roads are rough and narrow and firefighting equipment is very large and do not maneuver or slow down quickly.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The public is encouraged to call the IDL Fire Investigation Hotline: (208) 666-8659 or the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office (208) 265-5525 with any information they may have about wildland fire starts in Bonner County.

The fire is burning exclusively on State of Idaho Endowment lands in heavy logging slash on steep canyon slopes. There are no structures threatened or evacuations in place.

Fire managers would like to remind the recreating public that fire conditions are still very dry and with the expected warming trend caution is advised with any use of open flames outdoors. Do not leave campfires unattended – completely extinguish with water before leaving camp for any reason.

Please recreate responsibly this holiday weekend. Don’t let your Idaho go up in smoke!
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September 5th, 9:13 am
#PraterRed2Fire (11 miles NE Priest River, ID) Fire crews made excellent progress yesterday constructing fireline around the entirety of the fire. The fire is continuing to back down the extremely steep slope into the Big Creek drainage, and firefighters are monitoring this activity – engaging where safe to do so. Due to the nature and location of the burn, heavy equipment is aiding in mopping up the large slash piles. Air resources continue to deliver water where needed. The fire is 42 acres and 25% contained. There are 125 personnel assigned to the fire.

Portions of Big Creek Road (this includes Happy Fork Gap Road) are impacted by this fire and fire personnel are asking the public to stay out of the area. There have been numerous reports of close calls with UTVs and large firefighting equipment. The public is asked to stay clear of the area both for their safety and that of fire crews. Many times, the roads are rough and narrow and firefighting equipment is very large and do not maneuver or slow down quickly.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The public is encouraged to call the IDL Fire Investigation Hotline: (208) 666-8659 or the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office (208) 265-5525 with any information they may have about wildland fire starts in Bonner County. 

The fire is burning exclusively on State of Idaho Endowment lands in heavy logging slash on steep canyon slopes. There are no structures threatened or evacuations in place.

Fire managers would like to remind the recreating public that fire conditions are still very dry and with the expected warming trend caution is advised with any use of open flames outdoors. Do not leave campfires unattended – completely extinguish with water before leaving camp for any reason.

Please recreate responsibly this holiday weekend. Don’t let your Idaho go up in smoke! 
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Thank you for all you do ❤️🙏🏼

#PraterRed2Fire Fire managers would like to remind folks out on their ATVs and/or traveling in the area of the fire that heavy equipment can't slow down fast. Not only are there water tenders like these out there, but excavators, dozers, transports, and engines. The roads are rough, narrow, and dusty. Please #RecreateResponsiblyIdaho and away from fire crews working to put out the fire.
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September 4th, 5:08 pm
#PraterRed2Fire Fire managers would like to remind folks out on their ATVs and/or traveling in the area of the fire that heavy equipment cant slow down fast. Not only are there water tenders like these out there, but excavators, dozers, transports, and engines. The roads are rough, narrow, and dusty. Please #RecreateResponsiblyIdaho and away from fire crews working to put out the fire. 
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Where is the fire?

Red digital camp? That wasent cheap.

Rick Smith this one is ours isn't it?

I think it's district 1

#PraterRed2Fire Evening 9/3/21 and morning 9/4/21 Updates here: www.idl.idaho.gov/prater/
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September 4th, 10:53 am
#PraterRed2Fire Evening 9/3/21 and morning 9/4/21 Updates here: https://www.idl.idaho.gov/prater/
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Command of the #PraterRed2Fire transitioned from the local Idaho Department of Lands initial attack command to the North Idaho Type 3 incident management team yesterday 6 pm. The team will be managing the fire out of the USDA FS Experimental Forest Station located approximately 5 miles from the fire. Proximity to the fire will reduce travel time of fire crews.

The fire is burning in heavy “red” logging slash on a very steep slope. Despite this, hand crews have made excellent progress cutting in handline on this steep and rocky terrain where heavy equipment cannot gain access. Dozer line is being implemented where possible tying together handline and roads to create fuel breaks. Air resources continue to deliver water so that firefighters can directly engage the fire edge. Fire size has been reduced with more precise ground mapping.

The fire is burning exclusively on State of Idaho Endowment lands. There are no structures threatened or evacuations in place. The public is asked to stay clear of the area both for their safety and that of fire crews. Many times, the roads are rough and narrow and firefighting equipment is very large- passing is not possible and turn arounds dangerous. Portions of Big Creek Road (this includes Happy Fork Gap Road) are impacted by this fire and fire personnel are asking the public to stay out of the area.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The public is encouraged to call the IDL Fire Investigation Hotline: (208) 666-8659 or the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office (208) 265-5525 with any information they may have about wildland fire starts in Bonner County.

Fire managers would like to remind the public that fire conditions are still very dry and with the expected warming trend caution is advised with any use of open flames outdoors. Please recreate responsibly this holiday weekend, and don’t let your Idaho go up in smoke!
Location: 11 miles NE Priest River, Idaho
Incident Command: Type 3 North Idaho Incident Management Team, Mike McManus, I.C.
Estimated Size: 42 acres
Containment: 0%
Total Personnel:115
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September 4th, 9:53 am
Command of the #PraterRed2Fire transitioned from the local Idaho Department of Lands initial attack command to the North Idaho Type 3 incident management team yesterday 6 pm. The team will be managing the fire out of the USDA FS Experimental Forest Station located approximately 5 miles from the fire. Proximity to the fire will reduce travel time of fire crews.

The fire is burning in heavy “red” logging slash on a very steep slope. Despite this, hand crews have made excellent progress cutting in handline on this steep and rocky terrain where heavy equipment cannot gain access. Dozer line is being implemented where possible tying together handline and roads to create fuel breaks. Air resources continue to deliver water so that firefighters can directly engage the fire edge. Fire size has been reduced with more precise ground mapping.

The fire is burning exclusively on State of Idaho Endowment lands. There are no structures threatened or evacuations in place. The public is asked to stay clear of the area both for their safety and that of fire crews. Many times, the roads are rough and narrow and firefighting equipment is very large- passing is not possible and turn arounds dangerous. Portions of Big Creek Road (this includes Happy Fork Gap Road) are impacted by this fire and fire personnel are asking the public to stay out of the area.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The public is encouraged to call the IDL Fire Investigation Hotline: (208) 666-8659 or the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office (208) 265-5525 with any information they may have about wildland fire starts in Bonner County. 

Fire managers would like to remind the public that fire conditions are still very dry and with the expected warming trend caution is advised with any use of open flames outdoors. Please recreate responsibly this holiday weekend, and don’t let your Idaho go up in smoke!
Location: 11 miles NE Priest River, Idaho
Incident Command: Type 3 North Idaho Incident Management Team, Mike McManus, I.C.
Estimated Size:  42 acres 
Containment:  0%        
Total Personnel:115
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Thank you once again for all the hard work you do to keep us safe!

God bless the firefighters!❤️

Today at 6pm PDT the North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, Mike McMannus Incident Commander, will assume command of the #PraterRed2Fire from the local IDL initial attack forces. The IMT will free up the initial attack resources so that they can be ready for any new starts over the holiday weekend. The public is reminded that fire conditions are still VERY dry, and with the expected warming trend, caution is advised with any use of open flames outdoors. #IDLfireinfo #FireYear2021 ... See MoreSee Less

September 3rd, 6:03 pm

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Thanks for all you do, stay safe.

Wow!

Thank you firefighters for working so tirelessly to keep us safe.

Thank you for all that you do

It doesn’t help that a psycho is starting these fires

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#CarlinFlatsFire Final Update: The fire is 100% contained at 12 acres. There are 3 engines, 4 water tenders, one hand crew, one dozer and one excavator on the incident. Crews will be on scene for the next several days conducting mop up operations.

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September 3rd, 5:24 pm
#CarlinFlatsFire Final Update: The fire is 100% contained at 12 acres. There are 3 engines, 4 water tenders, one hand crew, one dozer and one excavator on the incident. Crews will be on scene for the next several days conducting mop up operations.
  
Find all IDL fire updates at: www.idl.idaho.gov/fire #IDLfireinfo

Incident Update: #PraterRed2Fire (Priest River, ID) - The fire remained within retardant lines overnight and is still estimated at 75 acres. No structures are threatened, and no evacuations are in place.

Portions of Big Creek Road (this includes Happy Fork Gap Road) are impacted by this fire and fire personnel are asking the public to stay out of the area for firefighter and public safety.

A Type 3 incident management team is arriving this morning and integrating with existing fire personnel on the ground today. They will take control of the fire Saturday morning, September 4th.

Additional resources have been ordered and have begun arriving on the incident. There are approximately 80 firefighters, 5 engines, 1 bulldozer, and 1 excavator on scene. Multiple helicopters and fire boss aircraft have been used on the fire as well so the public will continue to see aircraft working in the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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September 3rd, 11:29 am
Incident Update: #PraterRed2Fire (Priest River, ID) - The fire remained within retardant lines overnight and is still estimated at 75 acres. No structures are threatened, and no evacuations are in place. 

Portions of Big Creek Road (this includes Happy Fork Gap Road) are impacted by this fire and fire personnel are asking the public to stay out of the area for firefighter and public safety. 

A Type 3 incident management team is arriving this morning and integrating with existing fire personnel on the ground today. They will take control of the fire Saturday morning, September 4th. 

Additional resources have been ordered and have begun arriving on the incident. There are approximately 80 firefighters, 5 engines, 1 bulldozer, and 1 excavator on scene. Multiple helicopters and fire boss aircraft have been used on the fire as well so the public will continue to see aircraft working in the area. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 
  
Find all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire #IDLfireinfo

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Thank you for the update.

Thank you for this update! Stay safe & God bless you all!

Good job

Thanks Jim for the update, my cabin is located in Section 2.

What Janice said👍

wow!

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The #IdlerFire is now 100% contained at 116 acres. Containment describes the percentage of the constructed fireline fire managers feel will stop any future fire spread. Fire crews will continue to locate and destroy any internal hot spots and will be mopping up and patrolling until the fire is declared out.

Yesterday fire managers employed one of the Idaho Department of Lands unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with infrared cameras to fly over the entirety of the fire to map heat signatures. With the flight data, firefighters can target hot spots that sometimes aren’t easily seen with the naked eye during daylight hours.

Today crews will continue mop up operations with the arduous work of cold trailing. Cold training involves firefighters walking grids and testing the soil with their hands to make sure the fire is “dead out.” While using the UAS data to pinpoint locations of spot is helpful, the dirty and hard on-the-ground work remains.

The North Idaho Type 3 Team will be returning command of the fire back to the local IDL fire protection district this morning. The team wishes to thank the Moscow/Pullman and surrounding communities for all their support during this incident.

Please remember over this holiday weekend if you are recreating in the wildlands, conditions continue to be dry even if the temperatures have decreased significantly. Use caution when parking vehicles, ATVs, OHVs on or near grass and brush, and never leave a campfire unattended. Proper extinguishing of campfire- like cold trailing a wildfire- is drown, stir, repeat, feel with your bare hand that no heat remains.

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September 3rd, 9:25 am
The #IdlerFire is now 100% contained at 116 acres. Containment describes the percentage of the constructed fireline fire managers feel will stop any future fire spread. Fire crews will continue to locate and destroy any internal hot spots and will be mopping up and patrolling until the fire is declared out.

Yesterday fire managers employed one of the Idaho Department of Lands unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with infrared cameras to fly over the entirety of the fire to map heat signatures. With the flight data, firefighters can target hot spots that sometimes aren’t easily seen with the naked eye during daylight hours.

Today crews will continue mop up operations with the arduous work of cold trailing. Cold training involves firefighters walking grids and testing the soil with their hands to make sure the fire is “dead out.” While using the UAS data to pinpoint locations of spot is helpful, the dirty and hard on-the-ground work remains.

The North Idaho Type 3 Team will be returning command of the fire back to the local IDL fire protection district this morning. The team wishes to thank the Moscow/Pullman and surrounding communities for all their support during this incident. 

Please remember over this holiday weekend if you are recreating in the wildlands, conditions continue to be dry even if the temperatures have decreased significantly. Use caution when parking vehicles, ATVs, OHVs on or near grass and brush, and never leave a campfire unattended. Proper extinguishing of campfire- like cold trailing a wildfire- is drown, stir, repeat, feel with your bare hand that no heat remains. 

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A huge thank you all the fire fighters out there.

Thank you firefighters! Stay safe out there!

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September 2nd, 9:01 pm

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Thank you 🙏

Such hard work

And that's how it's done! Thank you for showing how painstaking the mop up is to make sure the fire doesn't resurrect itself sometimes days/weeks later. Most people have absolutely no idea!

Thank you for all your hard work! It is very much appreciated!

Thank you 🙂

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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/2/2021, 5:00 PM Pacific
Carlin Flats Fire

(Saint Maries, ID) - The Idaho Department of Lands and Local Fire Resources continue to respond to the Carlin Flats Fire 7 miles southwest of Saint Maries, ID.

The fire remains at 12 acres and is 45% contained as crews were able to make great progress today. No structures are threatened, and no evacuations are in place. No control issues are anticipated at this time as fire behavior has reduced significantly since crews arrived on scene yesterday evening.

There are 3 engines, four water tenders, two hand crews, one dozer and one excavator on scene. Crews will continue to be on scene for the next several days conducting mop up operations.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Find all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire

#IDLfireinfo #CarlinFlatsFire

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September 2nd, 6:44 pm
NEWS RELEASE  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
9/2/2021, 5:00 PM Pacific 
Carlin Flats Fire 

(Saint Maries, ID) - The Idaho Department of Lands and Local Fire Resources continue to respond to the Carlin Flats Fire 7 miles southwest of Saint Maries, ID.  

The fire remains at 12 acres and is 45% contained as crews were able to make great progress today. No structures are threatened, and no evacuations are in place. No control issues are anticipated at this time as fire behavior has reduced significantly since crews arrived on scene yesterday evening. 

There are 3 engines, four water tenders, two hand crews, one dozer and one excavator on scene. Crews will continue to be on scene for the next several days conducting mop up operations. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 
  
Find all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire 
 
#IDLfireinfo #CarlinFlatsFire

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CONTACT:   
Anjel Tomayko
208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov

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I keep seeing planes fly over Ponderay river

Thank you for this update! Stay safe & God bless you all!

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/2/2021, 4:30 PM Pacific
Prater Red 2 Fire

(Priest River, ID) - The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) continues to respond to the #PraterRed2Fire northeast of Priest River, ID.

The fire is now estimated to be 75 acres. No structures are threatened and no evacuations are in place. Portions of the Big Creek road have been closed in the vicinity of the fire for firefighter and public safety.

There are approximately 60 firefighters, 5 engines, 1 bulldozer, and 1 excavator on scene. Multiple helicopters and fire boss aircraft have been used on the fire as well. A fire retardant line has been dropped around the fire and handline is being constructed.

A Type 3 incident management team is planned to take control of the fire tomorrow, 9/3/21. Cause of the fire is under investigation.
Updates to the Prater Red 2 fire can be found at www.idl.idaho.gov/prater/ and all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire

#PraterRed2Fire #IDLfireinfo

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CONTACT:
Jonathan Luhnow
208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov

About IDL Fire: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.
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September 2nd, 5:36 pm
NEWS RELEASE 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
9/2/2021, 4:30 PM Pacific
Prater Red 2 Fire
 
(Priest River, ID) - The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) continues to respond to the #PraterRed2Fire northeast of Priest River, ID. 

The fire is now estimated to be 75 acres. No structures are threatened and no evacuations are in place. Portions of the Big Creek road have been closed in the vicinity of the fire for firefighter and public safety. 

There are approximately 60 firefighters, 5 engines, 1 bulldozer, and 1 excavator on scene. Multiple helicopters and fire boss aircraft have been used on the fire as well. A fire retardant line has been dropped around the fire and handline is being constructed. 

A Type 3 incident management team is planned to take control of the fire tomorrow, 9/3/21. Cause of the fire is under investigation.
Updates to the Prater Red 2 fire can be found at https://www.idl.idaho.gov/prater/  and all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire 

#PraterRed2Fire         #IDLfireinfo

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and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

 
CONTACT:  
Jonathan Luhnow
208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov 
 
About IDL Fire: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.Image attachment

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Please everyone be safe.

Thank you for this update! Stay safe & God bless you all!

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Tara Walker will this affect the ride?

Rumor has it that this fires cause was arson?

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New Incident - Carlin Flats Fire. Firefighters are at the scene of a 12 acre fire approximately 7 miles southwest of Saint Maries, Idaho in Benewah County. The fire was reported approximately 6 pm yesterday. Aircraft was utilized to slow the fire's spread while a dozer worked to create a fireline. Ground crews remained on scene overnight. Today, aircraft, heavy equipment and ground crews will be working to further secure the fireline. There are currently 3 engines, 1 handcrew, 1 dozer, 2 water tenders and a helicopter on scene. No structures are threatened at this time.

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September 2nd, 12:04 pm
New Incident - Carlin Flats Fire. Firefighters are at the scene of a 12 acre fire approximately 7 miles southwest of Saint Maries, Idaho in Benewah County. The fire was reported approximately 6 pm yesterday. Aircraft was utilized to slow the fires spread while a dozer worked to create a fireline. Ground crews remained on scene overnight. Today, aircraft, heavy equipment and ground crews will be working to further secure the fireline. There are currently 3 engines, 1 handcrew, 1 dozer, 2 water tenders and a helicopter on scene. No structures are threatened at this time.
  
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#IdlerFire (Moscow, ID) Once again overnight temperatures dropped into the low 30’s however, humidity recoveries were poor and dry conditions persist over the region. Fire behavior overnight was minimal with creeping and smoldering within firelines. Fire crews have made excellent progress—more than doubling containment to 67%.

As announced yesterday, Idaho Department of Lands fire investigators have concluded the Idler Fire was caused by a structure fire that ignited the surrounding wildlands. The wind driven fire then spread eastward burning an additional structure. Fire crews have been able to stop the progression of the fire limiting the affected area to approximately 116 acres.

Today crews will reinforce and secure containment lines and continue mop up operations.

Fire managers will employ one of the Idaho Department of Lands unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with infrared cameras to fly over the entirety of the fire to map heat signatures this evening. Commitment to firefighter safety remains the top priority and this flight data is crucial in planning firefighting efforts because it allows for targeted actions. With the flight data, firefighters can focus efforts to the areas of most concern, increasing both safety and efficiency.

Fire managers would like to thank Whitman County Fire District 12 for assisting during initial attack of the fire. They were accidentally omitted from yesterday’s release.
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September 2nd, 9:49 am
#IdlerFire (Moscow, ID) Once again overnight temperatures dropped into the low 30’s however, humidity recoveries were poor and dry conditions persist over the region. Fire behavior overnight was minimal with creeping and smoldering within firelines.  Fire crews have made excellent progress—more than doubling containment to 67%. 

As announced yesterday, Idaho Department of Lands fire investigators have concluded the Idler Fire was caused by a structure fire that ignited the surrounding wildlands. The wind driven fire then spread eastward burning an additional structure. Fire crews have been able to stop the progression of the fire limiting the affected area to approximately 116 acres. 

Today crews will reinforce and secure containment lines and continue mop up operations.  

Fire managers will employ one of the Idaho Department of Lands unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with infrared cameras to fly over the entirety of the fire to map heat signatures this evening. Commitment to firefighter safety remains the top priority and this flight data is crucial in planning firefighting efforts because it allows for targeted actions. With the flight data, firefighters can focus efforts to the areas of most concern, increasing both safety and efficiency.  

Fire managers would like to thank Whitman County Fire District 12 for assisting during initial attack of the fire. They were accidentally omitted from yesterday’s release.  
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New Incident - Prater Red 2 Fire: Firefighters are at the scene of a 10 acre fire approximately 11 miles northeast of Priest River, Idaho in Bonner County. There are 3 engines, 1 bulldozer, and 1 excavator on scene. More personnel and aircraft support have been ordered. No structures are threatened at this time.

Find all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire

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September 2nd, 8:59 am
New Incident - Prater Red 2 Fire: Firefighters are at the scene of a 10 acre fire approximately 11 miles northeast of Priest River, Idaho in Bonner County. There are 3 engines, 1 bulldozer, and 1 excavator on scene. More personnel and aircraft support have been ordered. No structures are threatened at this time.
  
Find all IDL fire updates at https://www.idl.idaho.gov/fire

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September 1st, 6:42 pm

Idaho Department of Lands fire investigators have concluded the #IdlerFire was caused by a structure fire that ignited the surrounding wildlands. The wind driven fire then spread eastward burning an additional structure. Fire crews have been able to stop the progression of the fire limiting the affected area to approximately 116 acres. The fire is 25% contained and fire managers expect that number to increase at the conclusion of today’s shift. Crews will remain on scene to monitor and patrol overnight, however due to safety concerns firefighters will only engage the fire during daylight hours unless the fireline is directly threatened.
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September 1st, 4:00 pm
Idaho Department of Lands fire investigators have concluded the #IdlerFire was caused by a structure fire that ignited the surrounding wildlands. The wind driven fire then spread eastward burning an additional structure. Fire crews have been able to stop the progression of the fire limiting the affected area to approximately 116 acres. The fire is 25% contained and fire managers expect that number to increase at the conclusion of today’s shift. Crews will remain on scene to monitor and patrol overnight, however due to safety concerns firefighters will only engage the fire during daylight hours unless the fireline is directly threatened. 
#IDLfireinfo #FireYear2021

#IdlerFire (Moscow, Idaho) Overnight crews held the fire as temperatures dropped into the low 30’s with good humidity recoveries. Cooler morning temperatures will help firefighters today as they finish installing water delivery equipment, including over 8,000 feet of hose to reinforce the fireline and mop up toward the interior of the burn. Air resources will be available to drop water on hot spots as needed. Progress toward containment remains strong as the fire footprint has remained constant for over 24 hours. More precise mapping has reduced the acreage of the fire to 116 acres.

The Latah County Sheriff has rescinded evacuation orders and homeowners are being allowed to return to their properties but should be “Ready” to leave if conditions change. Fire crews are still working in this area- smoke will be visible and the public is asked to use extreme caution when driving in the area as fire equipment and personnel will be on the roads. For this fire, managers have determined 100% mop up will be achieved before the fire is declared out and fire resources demobilized.
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September 1st, 9:44 am

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Kelly Johnston Grimoldby Bruce Grimoldby Karen Eddy-Johnston

Great news!

Great job everybody!!

Cheers

Command of the #IdlerFire transitioned from the local Idaho Department of Lands initial attack command to the North Idaho Type 3 incident management team at 6 pm today.

Crews were successful in constructing fireline around the entire perimeter of the fire. Plumbing the line to reinforce the containment ability has begun and is expected to continue into the week. Air resources dropped water on hot spots allowing fire crews to directly engage the fire. Progress toward containment remains strong.

Fire managers would like to thank the public for following the evacuation orders of the Latah County Sheriff, at this time the Sheriff has rescinded those orders and homeowners are being allowed to return to their properties but should be “Ready” to leave if conditions change. Fire crews are still working in this area- smoke will be visible and the public is asked to use extreme caution when driving in the area as fire equipment and personnel will be on the roads.

Damage assessments are ongoing, and currently there has been only one primary and one secondary structure identified as lost. The cause of the wildland fire is currently under investigation. Idler’s Rest Conservation Area has sustained no damage; the public is asked to stay clear while fire crews remain in the area.

Drones are always illegal to fly near wildfires. It will ground all aircraft. If you fly, we can’t.

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August 31st, 6:00 pm

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Thanks for the update. Great work. I'm curious, I've never heard the expression "plumbing the line." Can you elaborate? Thank you.

So glad to hear its contained and under control.

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8/31/2021, 11 AM Pacific
Idlers Fire - Update

(Moscow, ID) – The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) continues to fight a fire that began yesterday at approximately 1:30 pm about 3 miles north of Moscow. Structures are threatened.

Evacuations are still in place. “Go” evacuations have been ordered by the Latah County Sheriff's Office for Idler’s Rest Road, West Twin Road, and Moscow Mountain Road. Please follow the Latah County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page office for evacuation information. www.facebook.com/search/top?q=latah%20county%20sheriff%27s%20

Better reconnaissance this morning revealed only 1 primary structure has been lost, not the 2 that were initially thought. The fire has not impacted the Idler’s Rest recreation area at this time.

The fire size is estimated at 150 acres with 0% containment. Resources on scene include 3 hand crews (20 people each), 6 engines, 2 water tenders, and 1 bulldozer. There is 1 type 2 helicopter assigned to the fire with additional aircraft available if needed.

Aircraft used yesterday included 2 heavy air tankers, 4 single engine air tankers (SEATs), 1 type 1 helicopter, and 2 type 2 helicopters.

The fire will be transitioning to a Type 3 incident management team at 6 pm today. Information on the Idlers Fire will be posted on the fire webpage at www.idl.idaho.gov/idlers/ . Find all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire.
#IDLfireinfo #IdlerFire

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Find the latest IDL Fire updates on our website-based IDL Fire News Feed
and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

CONTACT:
Jonathan Luhnow
208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov

About IDL Fire: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.
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August 31st, 12:03 pm
NEWS RELEASE 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
8/31/2021, 11 AM Pacific
Idlers Fire - Update
 
(Moscow, ID) – The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) continues to fight a fire that began yesterday at approximately 1:30 pm about 3 miles north of Moscow. Structures are threatened.

Evacuations are still in place. “Go” evacuations have been ordered by the Latah County Sheriffs Office for Idler’s Rest Road, West Twin Road, and Moscow Mountain Road. Please follow the Latah County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page office for evacuation information. https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=latah%20county%20sheriff%27s%20

Better reconnaissance this morning revealed only 1 primary structure has been lost, not the 2 that were initially thought. The fire has not impacted the Idler’s Rest recreation area at this time.

The fire size is estimated at 150 acres with 0% containment. Resources on scene include 3 hand crews (20 people each), 6 engines, 2 water tenders, and 1 bulldozer. There is 1 type 2 helicopter assigned to the fire with additional aircraft available if needed.

Aircraft used yesterday included 2 heavy air tankers, 4 single engine air tankers (SEATs), 1 type 1 helicopter, and 2 type 2 helicopters.

The fire will be transitioning to a Type 3 incident management team at 6 pm today. Information on the Idlers Fire will be posted on the fire webpage at https://www.idl.idaho.gov/idlers/ . Find all IDL fire updates at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire.
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Find the latest IDL Fire updates on our website-based IDL Fire News Feed
and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
 
CONTACT:  
Jonathan Luhnow
208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov 
 
About IDL Fire: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.

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Thank you for this update! Please stay safe & God bless you all!

Yes thank you for keeping everyone posted!

The fire originated at a barn, there was video showing it completely engulfed in flames. Our friend's home burned to the ground, only the chimney is left standing. That's 2 structures.

Thank you all for working so hard! We appreciate everything you all do!

The fire webpage link: www.idl.idaho.gov/idlers/ << dose not work. There is no information on this page.

Please delete if not appropriate. There is a gofund me for the family that lost everything in the fire. www.gofundme.com/f/garfields-fire-recovery-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_...

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Idlers Fire Fact Sheet

8/30/21 10:00pm

(Moscow, ID) – The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is battling a wildfire that started near the Idler’s Rest recreation area a few miles north of Moscow. Approximately 20 to 40 structures are threatened and 2 have been lost. “Go” evacuations have been ordered by the Latah County Sheriff's Office for Idler’s Rest Road, West Twin Road, and Moscow Mountain Road. Please see the Latah County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page office for evacuation information. www.facebook.com/search/top?q=latah%20county%20sheriff%27s%20

Initial Fire Information

Start Date/time: 8/30/21, 1:30 pm

Location: 3 miles north of Moscow, Idaho

Protection Responsibility: IDL - Ponderosa Forest Protective District

Current Size: 150 acres

Homes or buildings threatened at this time: Approximately 20-40 primary structures are threatened with 2 structures confirmed lost.

Evacuation Orders: Orders issued by Latah County Sheriff's Office.
“Go” (Level 3) Evacuation Level – Idler’s Rest, West Twin, and Moscow Mountain roads.

Current Containment: 0%

Resources on Fire:
• Engines – 7
• Bulldozers – 2
• Water tenders – 2
• Hand crews – 2

Plans and Remarks: The plan is to transition to a Type 3 Incident Management Team on 8/31/21 at 6:00pm. The Incident Commander wants to thank the rural resources that came to help early on.

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Contact:
Jonathan Luhnow
208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov


About IDL Fire: 10 Idaho Department of Lands Forest Protective Districts and two timber protective associations are responsible for fire prevention and protection on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL fire suppression efforts focus on initial attack. The work of the IDL fire management program helps protect and preserve important endowment timber assets as well as millions of acres of private forestland. The program also enhances forest and rangeland management on state endowment trust lands by utilizing fire as a management tool and protects local communities from wildfire by reducing fuels.

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August 30th, 11:28 pm
Idlers Fire Fact Sheet

8/30/21 10:00pm

(Moscow, ID) – The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is battling a wildfire that started near the Idler’s Rest recreation area a few miles north of Moscow. Approximately 20 to 40 structures are threatened and 2 have been lost. “Go” evacuations have been ordered by the Latah County Sheriffs Office for Idler’s Rest Road, West Twin Road, and Moscow Mountain Road. Please see the Latah County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page office for evacuation information. https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=latah%20county%20sheriff%27s%20

Initial Fire Information 

Start Date/time: 8/30/21, 1:30 pm

Location: 3 miles north of Moscow, Idaho

Protection Responsibility: IDL - Ponderosa Forest Protective District

Current Size: 150 acres

Homes or buildings threatened at this time:  Approximately 20-40 primary structures are threatened with 2 structures confirmed lost.

Evacuation Orders:  Orders issued by Latah County Sheriffs Office.
 “Go” (Level 3) Evacuation Level – Idler’s Rest, West Twin, and Moscow Mountain roads.

Current Containment: 0%

Resources on Fire: 
• Engines – 7
• Bulldozers – 2
• Water tenders – 2
• Hand crews – 2

Plans and Remarks: The plan is to transition to a Type 3 Incident Management Team on 8/31/21 at 6:00pm. The Incident Commander wants to thank the rural resources that came to help early on.

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Contact: 
Jonathan Luhnow
208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov
  

About IDL Fire: 10 Idaho Department of Lands Forest Protective Districts and two timber protective associations are responsible for fire prevention and protection on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho.  IDL fire suppression efforts focus on initial attack.  The work of the IDL fire management program helps protect and preserve important endowment timber assets as well as millions of acres of private forestland. The program also enhances forest and rangeland management on state endowment trust lands by utilizing fire as a management tool and protects local communities from wildfire by reducing fuels.

#IdlerFire
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It was amazing to watch the air support, thank you 🙏 for your response.

Jim Unger 😷

So grateful for these updates when my husband is on these fires overnight!

Paul Agidius

Thank you for this update! Stay safe & God bless all of you!

Thank you IDL for the information. Someone should tell the Latah County Sheriff's office that they are linked in this post. They have zero information there regarding evacuations and preparedness levels.

Erin Shaw Murray

Is there an update?

Hey Kelsi, look who’s the contact on this! 😌

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Bedrock Fire Daily Factsheet – Final Update
This will be the final update unless conditions change.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Fire behavior remains minimal with creeping and smoldering within containment lines.

No road closures are in place and work continues to remove remaining road closure signs.

Crews will continue to patrol and monitor the fire as conditions warrant. 100% contained does not mean the fire is out.

Expected weather in the area is trending toward a return to drier and hotter.

Rehab is completed in and around the fire area.

Fire Size: 11,205 Acres
Containment: 100%
Location: Near Lenore, Idaho, on the north side of Highway 12 between Lewiston and Orofino in Nez Perce County (46.531 latitude, -116.6 longitude).
Fire Start Date: August 11, 2021

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources:
• 27 personnel, including:
• 1 crew
• 2 Engines

Management: North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, I.C. Mike McManus

Fire Restrictions: Due to the high threat of wildfire danger in northern Idaho, local land management agencies implemented Stage II Fire Restrictions on all lands within the Grangeville Fire Restriction Area. Please visit loom.ly/oQcY7RM for current restriction information.
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August 22nd, 9:35 am
Bedrock Fire Daily Factsheet – Final Update
This will be the final update unless conditions change.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Fire behavior remains minimal with creeping and smoldering within containment lines.

No road closures are in place and work continues to remove remaining road closure signs.

Crews will continue to patrol and monitor the fire as conditions warrant. 100% contained does not mean the fire is out.

Expected weather in the area is trending toward a return to drier and hotter.  

Rehab is completed in and around the fire area.

Fire Size: 11,205 Acres
Containment: 100%
Location: Near Lenore, Idaho, on the north side of Highway 12 between Lewiston and Orofino in Nez Perce County (46.531 latitude, -116.6 longitude). 
Fire Start Date: August 11, 2021

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources:
• 27 personnel, including:
• 1 crew
• 2 Engines

Management: North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, I.C. Mike McManus

Fire Restrictions: Due to the high threat of wildfire danger in northern Idaho, local land management agencies implemented Stage II Fire Restrictions on all lands within the Grangeville Fire Restriction Area. Please visit https://loom.ly/oQcY7RM for current restriction information.
#BedrockFire
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Thanx..

Thanks to all who worked so hard to contain/control this fire. Much appreciated.

Thank you for all u have done and eill move on to do

Bedrock Fire Daily Factsheet
Saturday, August 21, 2021

Fire behavior remains minimal with creeping and smoldering within containment lines and consumption/burning of heavy fuels, such as stumps and logs.

No road closures are in place and work is underway to remove remaining road closure signs.

Crews will continue to patrol the fire and mop up around the perimeter, focusing in and around structures, particularly in Lenore, Bedrock Creek and Louse Creek.

Fire crews plan to continue to be on scene. They are also on standby for any possible new fire starts after thunderstorms/lightning in the area.

Rain on the fire helped with suppression efforts but did not put the fire out. There are no reports of flash flooding or landslides. There is still smoke in places. There is a similar weather forecast for today. A chance of thunderstorms may bring additional rain and lightning.

Rehab is completed in and around the fire area.

Fire Size: 11,205 Acres
Containment: 98%
Location: Near Lenore, Idaho, on the north side of Highway 12 between Lewiston and Orofino in Nez Perce County (46.531 latitude, -116.6 longitude).
Fire Start Date: August 11, 2021
Cause: Under Investigation

Resources:
• 55 personnel, including:
• 2 crews
• 4 Engines
• 1 Water Tender

Management: North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, I.C. Mike McManus
Fire Restrictions: Due to the high threat of wildfire danger in northern Idaho, local land management agencies implemented Stage II Fire Restrictions on all lands within the Grangeville Fire Restriction Area. Please visit www.idl.idaho.gov/fire-restrictions-finder/ for current restriction information.

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August 21st, 9:43 am
Bedrock Fire Daily Factsheet
Saturday, August 21, 2021

Fire behavior remains minimal with creeping and smoldering within containment lines and consumption/burning of heavy fuels, such as stumps and logs.

No road closures are in place and work is underway to remove remaining road closure signs.

Crews will continue to patrol the fire and mop up around the perimeter, focusing in and around structures, particularly in Lenore, Bedrock Creek and Louse Creek. 

Fire crews plan to continue to be on scene. They are also on standby for any possible new fire starts after thunderstorms/lightning in the area.

Rain on the fire helped with suppression efforts but did not put the fire out. There are no reports of flash flooding or landslides. There is still smoke in places. There is a similar weather forecast for today. A chance of thunderstorms may bring additional rain and lightning.

Rehab is completed in and around the fire area.

Fire Size: 11,205 Acres
Containment: 98%
Location: Near Lenore, Idaho, on the north side of Highway 12 between Lewiston and Orofino in Nez Perce County (46.531 latitude, -116.6 longitude). 
Fire Start Date: August 11, 2021
Cause: Under Investigation

Resources:
• 55 personnel, including:
• 2 crews
• 4 Engines
• 1 Water Tender

Management: North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, I.C. Mike McManus
Fire Restrictions: Due to the high threat of wildfire danger in northern Idaho, local land management agencies implemented Stage II Fire Restrictions on all lands within the Grangeville Fire Restriction Area. Please visit https://www.idl.idaho.gov/fire-restrictions-finder/ for current restriction information.

#BedrockFire
#IDLfireinfo

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Thank y'all for the update

Thanks, so glad it rained.

Bedrock Fire Daily Factsheet
Friday, August 20, 2021

Fire behavior remains minimal, with creeping and smoldering within containment lines.

No road closures are in place, and work is underway to remove remaining road closure signs.

Crews will continue to patrol the fire and mop up around the perimeter, focusing in and around structures, particularly in Lenore, Bedrock Creek and Louse Creek.

Fire crews plan to continue to be on scene.

Rehab is completed in and around the fire area.

Keeping an eye on weather and potential heavy rains. Rainfall is not expected to put the fire out but will help with suppression.

Fire Size: 11,205 Acres
Containment: 95%
Location: Near Lenore, Idaho, on the north side of Highway 12 between Lewiston and Orofino in Nez Perce County (46.531 latitude, -116.6 longitude).
Fire Start Date: August 11, 2021
Cause: Under Investigation

Resources:
• 60 personnel, including:
• 2 crews
• 5 Engines
• 2 Water Tenders

Management: North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, I.C. Mike McManus

Fire Restrictions: Due to the high threat of wildfire danger in northern Idaho, local land management agencies implemented Stage II Fire Restrictions on all lands within the Grangeville Fire Restriction Area. Please visit www.idl.idaho.gov/fire-restrictions-finder/ for current restriction information.

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August 20th, 9:48 am
Bedrock Fire Daily Factsheet
Friday, August 20, 2021

Fire behavior remains minimal, with creeping and smoldering within containment lines. 

No road closures are in place, and work is underway to remove remaining road closure signs.

Crews will continue to patrol the fire and mop up around the perimeter, focusing in and around structures, particularly in Lenore, Bedrock Creek and Louse Creek.  

Fire crews plan to continue to be on scene.

Rehab is completed in and around the fire area.

Keeping an eye on weather and potential heavy rains. Rainfall is not expected to put the fire out but will help with suppression.

Fire Size: 11,205 Acres
Containment:  95%
Location: Near Lenore, Idaho, on the north side of Highway 12 between Lewiston and Orofino in Nez Perce County (46.531 latitude, -116.6 longitude).  
Fire Start Date: August 11, 2021
Cause: Under Investigation

Resources:
• 60 personnel, including:
• 2 crews
• 5 Engines
• 2 Water Tenders

Management: North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, I.C. Mike McManus

Fire Restrictions: Due to the high threat of wildfire danger in northern Idaho, local land management agencies implemented Stage II Fire Restrictions on all lands within the Grangeville Fire Restriction Area. Please visit https://www.idl.idaho.gov/fire-restrictions-finder/ for current restriction information.

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Best news ever!!! Thanks for this update!!!! God bless you all!

Cougar Rock Complex Update 8-19-21

Date of Origin: Wednesday July 7, 2021 approx. 07:45 AM
Location: 30 miles northeast of Orofino
View Location on Google Map: 46.893, -115.846
Estimated Size: 8,411 acres
Containment: 53%
Total Fires in Complex: 10
Cause: Lightning
Total Personnel: 213

All road closures in and around the Cougar Rock Complex have been lifted.
There is still active fire burning within the interior of all incidents, but crews are making progress. Current tactics include direct hand line construction followed by hose lay and mop up. Diligent gridding of the green areas is necessary to identify and suppress spot fire that arise.

Closures: A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place 5 nautical miles over the Goat Fire for the safety of firefighters in the air and on the ground. To find information about the TFR, visit loom.ly/VPcI1dE Remember, a TFR also applies to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. If you fly, we can’t!

#IDLfireinfo #CougarRockComplex

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CONTACT:
Sharla Arledge
208-334-0286, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov

About IDL Fire: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland. The map below shows the different Forest Protection Districts in Idaho.
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August 20th, 8:44 am
Cougar Rock Complex Update 8-19-21

Date of Origin: Wednesday July 7, 2021 approx. 07:45 AM
Location: 30 miles northeast of Orofino
View Location on Google Map: 46.893, -115.846
Estimated Size: 8,411 acres
Containment: 53%
Total Fires in Complex: 10
Cause: Lightning
Total Personnel: 213

All road closures in and around the Cougar Rock Complex have been lifted.
There is still active fire burning within the interior of all incidents, but crews are making progress. Current tactics include direct hand line construction followed by hose lay and mop up. Diligent gridding of the green areas is necessary to identify and suppress spot fire that arise.

Closures: A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place 5 nautical miles over the Goat Fire for the safety of firefighters in the air and on the ground. To find information about the TFR, visit https://loom.ly/VPcI1dE Remember, a TFR also applies to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. If you fly, we can’t!
  
#IDLfireinfo #CougarRockComplex

Find the latest IDL Fire updates on our website-based IDL Fire News Feed
and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
 
CONTACT:  
Sharla Arledge
208-334-0286, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov 
 
About IDL Fire: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland. The map below shows the different Forest Protection Districts in Idaho.

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Thank you for this update! Stay safe & God bless all of you!

NEWS RELEASE
Jay Peak Fire Final Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2021, 8pm (PT)

(Sandpoint) – The Jay Peak Fire east of Naples is now fully contained. The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) contained the 12-acre fire at about 3:00 pm today. Quick efforts kept the fire from expanding even in the hot and dry conditions.

Fire officials previously closed Trail Creek Road at the end of the County Road, but the road will reopen on Thursday.

One water tender and one Skidgen are still assigned to the fire as crews continue the mop up operation.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The fire was first reported on Sunday at about 5 pm (PT).

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Find the latest IDL Fire updates on our website-based IDL Fire News Feed
and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

CONTACT:
Marin Sanborn
208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov

About IDL Fire: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.
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August 18th, 9:22 pm
NEWS RELEASE 
Jay Peak Fire Final Update
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
August 18, 2021, 8pm (PT)
  
(Sandpoint) – The Jay Peak Fire east of Naples is now fully contained. The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) contained the 12-acre fire at about 3:00 pm today.  Quick efforts kept the fire from expanding even in the hot and dry conditions.  

Fire officials previously closed Trail Creek Road at the end of the County Road, but the road will reopen on Thursday.

One water tender and one Skidgen are still assigned to the fire as crews continue the mop up operation.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  The fire was first reported on Sunday at about 5 pm (PT).

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#IDLfireinfo #JayPeakFire

Find the latest IDL Fire updates on our website-based IDL Fire News Feed
and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
 
CONTACT:  
Marin Sanborn
208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov 
 
About IDL Fire: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.

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Cameron your boundary counties real hero 🤟🏻

Thank you for this fantastic update! Stay safe & God bless you all!

Today at 8:00 pm Bedrock Fire management will transition from the Rocky Mountain Blue Team to the North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Mike McManus.

Coming into this incident, the Rocky Mountain Blue Team was handed a solid plan for suppressing the Bedrock Fire, developed by a skilled type 3 organization who had done an outstanding job at initial attack. The Blue Team is thankful for the support shown by all of those involved in the firefighting effort by the local communities.

Information about the fire will continue to be posted on social media and at loom.ly/3H_41ng.

#Bedrock Fire
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August 18th, 8:01 pm

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For all those who lost homes, land, trees and structures. I am so sorry. But for the reset of us, I say , "Thank you", for guiding and directing this fire in ways that kept it from being even worse. All glory goes to God for these cooler days and some little bits of moisture with winds that didn't make it grow into a bigger monster, and for the safety of all people involved.

You all are amazing! Thanks to everyone!

Thank you so much, Bravo, and Job well done.

Ha biggest waste of money and resources I have ever seen

Thank you our home was saved by your hard work❤️❤️❤️❤️

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These are the folks behind the scenes providing fire information to the community and media on the Bedrock Fire in Orofino, Idaho. It has been our pleasure to serve you by offering accurate and timely information about the fire and we know the next team will continue to do the same. Thank you for your hospitality.

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August 18th, 5:27 pm
These are the folks behind the scenes providing fire information to the community and media on the Bedrock Fire in Orofino, Idaho. It has been our pleasure to serve you by offering accurate and timely information about the fire and we know the next team will continue to do the same.  Thank you for your hospitality.

#BedrockFire 
#IDLFireInfo

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THANK YOU. You are so appreciated. Be safe. Fight fire 🔥

Thank you for all of those updates! You folks ROCK!

Thank you!

Thank you

Thank you thank you!

Thank You so much.. Appreciate all your hard work. It was so helpful to us. We have a 2nd home there and staying updated was so important to us and many others. Stay safe.

Thank you all so much for your updates...you,you, are so awesome 🙂

Thank you for everything!

You folks are our super heros.

Saw a couple of these gals finishing up laundry today. Safe travels home. Thank you.

Amen thank you

Thank you!

Thank you❤️😘

Thank so much.Iam so grateful for all that you do for all us, so Thank you again.

Thanks for everything you do

Great work. Thank you.

I see you....

Thank you for keeping the community informed during the fire!❤️

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Bedrock Fire Daily Facts
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8:00 am

Current Situation
• Yesterday's strong focus on containment paid off, with 83% of the Bedrock Fire contained. Uncontained stretches remain on the northeast, north and northwest edges of the fire.
• Today at 8:00 pm management of the incident will transition to the North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Mike McManus.
• Coming into this incident, the Rocky Mountain Blue Team was handed a solid plan for suppressing the Bedrock Fire, developed by a skilled type 3 organization who had done an outstanding job at initial attack. The Blue Team is thankful for the support shown by all of those involved in the firefighting effort by the local communities.

Operational Plan for Today
• Today crews are focusing on increasing containment on the northeast, north and northwest edges of the fire. Efforts to patrol structures and mop out hot spots continue.
• Rehabilitation work also continues and is likely be complete along the southern edge of the fire today.

Area Fire Restrictions
• Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in effect. For details, see loom.ly/66RTS0E

Evacuations
• As of August 16, all evacuation orders were transitioned to “Ready” status by the Nez Perce County Sheriff. See the Nez Perce County Emergency Management’s Facebook page for current evacuations and updates on current closures. loom.ly/u0l3DfI

Fire Conditions and Weather
• Expect similar weather today as yesterday, with temperatures around 70 degrees and relative humidity around 35%. The forecast calls for variable light winds from the north and isolated, sporadic showers and possibly thunderstorms in the fire area with mostly cloudy skies. By Thursday the incident area should dry out, then showers are predicted from Friday through Sunday.

Fire Facts

Location
Near Lenore, on the north side of Hwy 12 between Lewiston and Orofino (approximately 25 miles northeast of Lewiston and 16 miles west of Orofino)

Fire size today: 11,205 Acres

Containment: 83 %

Fire start date: August 11, 2021

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources:
180 personnel, including:
4 crews
6 Engines
4 Heavy equipment
1 Type 1 helicopter
1 Type 3 helicopter
Air Attack

Temporary Flight Restriction
A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in effect for the fire area. Remember: If You Fly, We Can’t! For details on the TFR, see tinyurl.com/2exec3rm

Donations are not needed
Our firefighters are well supplied with everything they need, so community donations are not necessary. Please consider donating to your local fire department, or the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Management
Rocky Mountain Area Type 2 Incident Management Blue Team

#BedrockFire
#IDLfireinfo
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August 18th, 9:32 am
Bedrock Fire Daily Facts
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8:00 am

Current Situation
• Yesterdays strong focus on containment paid off, with 83% of the Bedrock Fire contained. Uncontained stretches remain on the northeast, north and northwest edges of the fire.
• Today at 8:00 pm management of the incident will transition to the North Idaho Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Mike McManus.
• Coming into this incident, the Rocky Mountain Blue Team was handed a solid plan for suppressing the Bedrock Fire, developed by a skilled type 3 organization who had done an outstanding job at initial attack. The Blue Team is thankful for the support shown by all of those involved in the firefighting effort by the local communities. 

Operational Plan for Today
• Today crews are focusing on increasing containment on the northeast, north and northwest edges of the fire. Efforts to patrol structures and mop out hot spots continue.
• Rehabilitation work also continues and is likely be complete along the southern edge of the fire today.

Area Fire Restrictions
• Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in effect. For details, see https://loom.ly/66RTS0E 

Evacuations
• As of August 16, all evacuation orders were transitioned to “Ready” status by the Nez Perce County Sheriff. See the Nez Perce County Emergency Management’s Facebook page for current evacuations and updates on current closures. https://loom.ly/u0l3DfI

Fire Conditions and Weather
• Expect similar weather today as yesterday, with temperatures around 70 degrees and relative humidity around 35%. The forecast calls for variable light winds from the north and isolated, sporadic showers and possibly thunderstorms in the fire area with mostly cloudy skies. By Thursday the incident area should dry out, then showers are predicted from Friday through Sunday.

Fire Facts 

Location
Near Lenore, on the north side of Hwy 12 between Lewiston and Orofino (approximately 25 miles northeast of Lewiston and 16 miles west of Orofino)

Fire size today: 11,205 Acres

Containment: 83 %

Fire start date: August 11, 2021

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources: 
180 personnel, including: 
4 crews
6 Engines 
4 Heavy equipment
1 Type 1 helicopter 
1 Type 3 helicopter 
Air Attack

Temporary Flight Restriction 
A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in effect for the fire area. Remember: If You Fly, We Can’t! For details on the TFR, see https://tinyurl.com/2exec3rm

Donations are not needed
Our firefighters are well supplied with everything they need, so community donations are not necessary. Please consider donating to your local fire department, or the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Management
Rocky Mountain Area Type 2 Incident Management Blue Team 

#BedrockFire
#IDLfireinfo
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