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NEW FIRE ALERT – Fire in the Joseph Plains Area Approximately 300 Acres

Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is fighting a fire on the breaks of Wolf Creek in the Joseph Plains area. The fire was reported late yesterday afternoon and is currently estimated at approximately 300 acres. The fire is in steep and rugged terrain burning in grass and timber. 

Currently, there are 5 engines and 1 crew working on the fire, totaling approximately 30 personnel. Aircraft working on the fire include 3 helicopters and 4 single-engine air tankers (SEATs) coordinated by an Air Attack. There are 2 additional crews and 1 bulldozer en route to the fire. 

The fire is in the Craig Mountain Fire Protection District of the IDL. Current containment is at 0% and an estimated containment date is unknown.