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Tracking Wildfires In Idaho

A wildland firefighter stands watching a large fire engulf a field at night,
Austin Catlin
BLM wildland firefighters responded to the Walker Levee Fire in Idaho

The latest information on fires across Idaho that have evacuation orders, or pose threats to populations, structures or certain wilderness areas.

These are the fires we're currently tracking. We will delete fires from this blog that are no longer active or of concern. Click here for resources regarding wildfire preparation and information.


Jakes Gulch

Updated Sept. 13, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Approximately 23 miles south of Stanley.
Size: 460 acres; 4% contained
Closures: Evacuation of campers and hikers is being conducted to ensure the safety of the public as well as fire personnel working on the fire.
Map and closure order can be found at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sawtooth/alerts-notices
Latest Conditions: The fire moved to the west toward the head water of the north fork of Ross Creek, away from any structures. A drying trend is expected for the next few days. It will not be a hot drying trend like it has been all summer.
Cause: Under investigation

Mud Lick Fire

Updated Sept. 13, 9:30 a.m.

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Mud Lick Fire near Deer Creek.

Where: 23 miles west of Salmon, ID on the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District. The blaze is burning in the 2000 Clear Creek Fire scar.
Size: 20,857 acres, 70% contained have been completed. Estimated containment date: Tuesday Oct. 19, 2021 approx. 08:00 PM
Closures: Most of the closures for the Mud Lick Fire area have lifted. Ridge Road is now OPEN. Remember to drive with caution and respect for fire traffic. Be aware of fire activity in the area if recreating or hunting in the Big Crag areas.
Latest Conditions: Just a few areas of isolated heat remain and creeping is being observed. An IR Flight the evening of September 11 showed isolated heat near Deer Lake and in the upper reaches of Big Deer Creek. Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire by air.
Cause: Lightning, July 8, 2021.

Dixie-Jumbo Fires

Updated Aug. 30, 8:34 a.m.

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Dixie-Jumbo Fires

Where: Approximately 40 miles southeast of Grangeville and 15 miles south of Elk City, Idaho, near the communities of Comstock and Dixie.
Size: 43,430 acres 63% contained (Dixie Fire); 2,710 acres 46% contained (Jumbo Fire). Estimated containment date: Saturday Oct. 30, 2021 approx. 12:00 a.m.
Evacuation Orders: Evacuation orders from the Idaho County Sheriff's Office have been lifted as of 8 a.m. Aug. 10, 2021.
Road Closures: Closures for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest can be found here, while some trails have also been closed in the Payette National Forest.
Latest Conditions: Minimal fire activity in isolated areas of the fire.
Cause: Lightning
More information: Dixie-Jumbo Fires Information Facebook Page


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