Fire Information - Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

 

Information about the 2019 Fire Season will be posted here as it becomes applicable. For information about closures and other forest conditions, please visit our Alerts & Notices webpage.

 

 

The 2018 Rattlesnake Creek fire burns a hillside near Highway 95.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Rattlesnake Creek Fire

 

 

Fire Prevention and Readiness: Be Fire Wise!

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests 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 Idaho Firewise Fire Prevention and Readiness page in addition to the usual fire prevention information.

More fire prevention information is available online on the following pages:

 

Fire Information Phone Numbers

For fire information and restrictions on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, please call the Fire Information Line: (208) 820-1728 (available seven days a week)

On weekdays during regular business hours, you may also call the Forest Supervisor's Office (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
  • Orofino Ranger Station (208) 476-4541
  • Potlatch Ranger Station (208) 875-1131
  • Powell Ranger Station (208) 942-3113
  • Slate Creek Ranger Station (208) 839-2211

 

Interagency Fire Restrictions

State-wide fire restriction information is available at www.idahofireinfo.com.

Current fire restrictions on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are: None at this time


IDAHO FIRE RESTRICTIONS MAP

The Idaho Fire Information website is an interagency website developed by federal and state agencies in Idaho to provide timely and accurate information for wildland fires, fire restrictions, fire 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.

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

 

InciWeb

InciWeb is a national site for incidents such as fires, floods, and other events that the Forest Service responds to. Significant wildfires on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests receive their own page on InciWeb, which the public can monitor for incident updates, photos, closures, evacuations, etc. The following area wildfires are currently listed on InciWeb:

  • None at this time

You may also search the main InciWeb site by fire name, state, etc. to find specific incident pages.

 

News Releases & Fire Updates

During fire season, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests publishes daily Fire Update news releases, which are posted below and on the  News & Events page.

  • None at this time

 

Fire Maps

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest fire 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 be update these maps periodically to provide the most up-to-date data.

  • None at this time

 

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 Residents

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

 

Fire Closure Orders

During fire season, the Forest Supervisor may sign an official closure order - a document which officially closes roads, trails, and other defined areas within the National Forest - due to fire activity for public safety and other reasons. They can be found on our Public Notices page and are listed below by district. Some closures may cross over into multiple forest districts.If you need assistance or have questions about a forest closure order, feel free to contact your local ranger district or forest office.

Fire-Related Closure Orders & Maps - By District

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
    • None at this time
  • Moose Creek Ranger District
    • None at this time
  • North Fork Ranger District
    • None at this time
  • Palouse Ranger District
    • None at this time
  • Red River Ranger District
    • None at this time
  • Salmon River Ranger District
    • None at this time

 

Reservations for Campgrounds, Cabins, Lookouts, and Power Boats

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

 

Regional Information

 

National Information

For information about fires across the nation, visit:



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