Nez Perce Fire Update 09-08-13
Incident: Nez Perce Fire Wildfire
North Fork Idaho – The Nez Perce Fire was detected August 30 2013 on the North Fork Ranger District of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. The Nez Perce Fire was started by lightning is burning in grass and timber (Lodgepole pine Douglas Fire and subalpine fir) and is currently approximately 320 acres. The fire is located in the vicinity of Nez Perce Creek up Dahlonega Creek near Big Hole Pass approximately 4 miles east of Gibbonsville Idaho. Access to the fire is limited; there are no roads in the vicinity. Resources on the fire include one Type 2 hand crew and miscellaneous overhead. A Type I helicopter is also available if needed. The Nez Perce fire is currently being managed by a Type 3 Incident Management Organization.
Minimal fire activity is being observed in all areas of the fire due to recent weather conditions and past actions taken.
Crews continue protecting values at risk such as structures and historic sites. Work has been done to secure the fires edge along Nez Perce Creek.
Three trails have been closed to provide protection to forest visitors from the current fire safety hazards associated with the Nez Perce Fire. For more detailed information including a map please go to the following web site: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/3715/21388/