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Wildfire Update for Idaho

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Wildfire Update for Idaho

By James Cramer. CREATED Jul 22, 2013

Fire crews have been busy in the 2013 season.  Below is a list of active fires burning across the state that are not under control from crews.

Currently the State of Idaho has more fires burning than any other state in the U.S.  For a full map of the nation's current fires, click here.


Gold Pan Fire: Frank Church wilderness. Roughly 2000 acres, fanned by hot temperatures and low humidity. No structures at risk during this time. Lightning caused.

Thunder City Fire: Frank Church wilderness. Roughly 128 acres as of Monday July 22nd, and is 0% contained. Currently, four helicopters with six crews and 159 personnel are fighting the fire.

Bear Lake Fire: 10 miles northeast of Yellowpine, Idaho, and is roughly 18 acres in size at 0% containment. Eight personnel are in the area monitoring the fire.

Ridge Fire: 15 miles north of Lowman. Roughly 3,000 acres at 7% contained. 10 miles southwest of Bull Trout Lake campground.

Summit Fire: 14 miles northeast of Idaho City. 370 acres at 72% contained. Approximately 345 fire personnel and aerial resources.

Lodgepole Fire: Detected on Saturday, July 20th. 650 acres. 2% contained.
Brown Butte Fire: 6 miles north east of Shoshone Idaho. Started on Sunday July 21st around 2:30 p.m. 7,296 acres at 50% contained.

Bradley Fire: Reported July 20th at approximately 4:00 p.m. Bradley Boy Scout Camp was evacuated. 15 miles northwest of Stanley Idaho. 50 acres at 10% contained.

Papoose Fire: 6504 acres. 40 personnel on scene. Rugged, inaccessible terrain above the Middle Fork Salmon River.

Pine Creek Fire:
Remains at 2797 acres, 80% contained. Crews mopping up hot spots and moving toward active burning areas. 396 personnel on scene.