Fires ignited within Boise National Forest

Contact(s): Linda Steinhaus 208-373-4106

Smoldering fire in small area


BOISE, Idaho, September 6, 2019 -- Fire crews are responding to several new wildfires reported across the Boise National Forest since the storm passed through southern Idaho last evening.


The fire reported at North Shore Lodge and Warm Lake Lodge within the Cascade Ranger District is approximately 1 acre in size and resources have been on scene since the ignition last night. There are no evacuations of North Shore Lodge or the Warm Lake Lodge or any of the campgrounds in the area. Containment is anticipated at noon today and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


Two additional fires, caused by lightning, reported near Tripod Lookout, are currently small, less than 1 acre in size and are being staffed.


Lastly, the 2-3 acre Eddy Fire is south of Garden Mountain and within the Emmett Ranger District. Firefighters are on temporary hold from suppression efforts due to severe weather in the area.


Aerial detection flights will be flown as soon as weather permits in search for new holdover fires. Fires will be staffed and containment is anticipated within the next few shifts.


A storm system is predicted to move across southern Idaho this morning. Instability will remain over the eastern portions of the Boise and Payette National Forests bringing another possible round of thunderstorms to the area today. Today’s air mass is moist and cooler temperatures are predicted with a chance of wetting rains Sunday.


There are no structures threatened at this time and there are not fire restrictions currently in effect.