Fire Information

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Information regarding the 2018 Fire Season will be posted here as it becomes applicable.

For closure orders related to post-fire and other public health and safety concerns, please visit our Alerts & Notices webpage.


         Fire Prevention and Readiness: Be Fire Wise!

The Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs and other local agencies work together to provide fire prevention tips and prevention information to the public. During an active fire season, we share information about local programs and meetings on the Fire Prevention and Readiness page in addition to the usual fire prevention information.

Idaho Firewise Organization Fire Prevention and Readiness page


Additionally, has helpful hints and articles to help you prepare for wildfire activity in your area!


Fire Recovery: Where to Find Help?


Fire Information Lines


For fire information and restrictions on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, please call (208) 935-2513 or your local ranger district office.

Elk City Ranger Station (208) 842-2245

Fenn Ranger Station (208) 926-4258

Grangeville Office (208) 983-1950

Kooskia Ranger Station (208) 926-4274

North Fork Ranger Station (208) 476-4541

Potlatch Ranger Station (208) 875-1131

Powell Ranger Station (208) 942-3113

Slate Creek Ranger Station (208) 839-2211



We are using InciWeb -  It is a national site for incidents such as fires, floods and other events that the Forest Service responds to. Links to area wildfires on Inciweb can be found below.


News Releases

       We will also publish news releases related to wildfires and other incidents to the  News & Events page.

Fire Maps

The map depicts the location of wildfires on the National Forest. Smoke Checks are fires that have been reported to the dispatch center and are in the process of being confirmed by aerial and/or ground resources. The map(s) show Area Closures, Trail Closures, Road Closures, and Fire Perimeters.


The map is downloadable as a .pdf file. We’ll be updating these maps periodically to provide the most up-to-date data.



Forest Closure Orders


During fire season we publish forest orders, which are documents that officially close roads, trails, and areas due to fire activity for public safety and other reasons. They can be found on our Public Notices page. Some closures may cross over into other forest districts.

If you need assistance, feel free to contact your local Ranger District or Forest Office.


Fire Closure Orders and Maps

If you are unsure of the Ranger District locations on the forest, View This Map before proceeding to the fire-related closure maps below.


Lochsa/Powell Ranger District (Fire-related Closure Order and Maps)


Moose Creek Ranger District (Fire-related Closure Order and Maps)


North Fork Ranger District (Fire-related Closure Order and Maps)


Palouse Ranger District (Fire-related Closure Order and Maps)


Red River Ranger District (Fire-related Closure Order and Maps)


Salmon River Ranger District (Fire-related Closure Order and Maps)



Fire Evacuation Notices


Idaho County Residents

The Idaho County Sheriff’s office has directed people to go to their Facebook page for evacuation information.


Clearwater County

Clearwater County posts evacuation information in the form of a news release to their Homepage.



Interagency Fire Restrictions

The Idaho Fire Information Blogspot website is located at: is an interagency website developed by federal and state agencies in Idaho to provide timely and accurate information for wildland fires, fire restrictions, prevention and education across the state. Our aim is to provide one website where the best available information and links related to fire can be accessed.



Reservations for Campgrounds - Cabins - Lookouts - Power Boats

If your reservation through is affected, in any way, by forest fire activity, whether there has been a closure, a cancellation by, or a personal concern; please visit the following pages on for help, or call toll free 1-877-444-6777:


Cancellation Policy

Cancelling Reservations

Refund Requests

Power Boats -Salmon River



Regional Information

Northern Rockies Coordination Center  - large fire summaries and other information are available here.



National Information

For information about fires across the nation, visit:
 The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
 National Situation Report

Key Contacts

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