ID-PAF-Nethker Fire


State ID: ID
3 letter designator: PAF
Fire name: Nethker Fire
Location: 3 Miles SW of Burgdorf, ID
Reported acres: 150
Rate of spread:
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Structure threat: Yes
Resources: Ten airtankers, 5 helicopters, 8 crews and 9 engines
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Nethker Fire: The Nethker fire was detected today a 2:20p.m. It is actively burning approximately 3 miles southwest of Burgdorf. The fire is estimated at 150 acres. Ten airtankers, 5 helicopters, 8 crews and 9 engines are assigned to the fire. The fire is holding to the west of Warren Wagon Road at this time and the road remains open. Firefighters will continue to engage the fire throughout the night. Jeanette Campground and dispersed camp sites were evacuated from the area – Burgdorf residents evacuated as well. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, but lightning is suspected. An area closure will be effect for this fire area. A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered to manage the fire. (Inciweb link).


Great Basin Team 3 (Rohrer), a Type 2 Team, will take command at the end of shift today. The fire is 250 acres with 0% containment burning in Sub-Alpine Fir with moderate fire behavior. Dry lighting is predicted for tomorrow. Here a a couple of photos of the fire from Sunday. 598-CDT

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Fire is kicking up this afternoon. Currently 2 SEATS, 1 Type 1 Helicopter, 1 Scooper, and 500 people assigned.

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Sorry for the delay in getting an update posted here but have had very limited internet. The fire is 2351 acres and is at 91% containment. The fire had a very irregular perimeter with a lot of islands, pockets, fingers, and hundreds of spots. Crews did a great job keeping the fire away from Burgdorf Hot Springs Resort and the USFS Guard Station and the community of Sescesh. Great Basin Team 3 will turn over the fire to the Payette NF on Tuesday.


Great BasinTeam 3 turned the fire back over the the Payette N.F. Type 3 IMT at 0600 this morning. Good job by Team 3 on physically demanding fire not only due to terrain but the Sub-Alpine fuel model through embers everywhere. This caused a very irregular perimeter and hundreds of spot fires that had to be lined. Due to conditions crews went direct on most of the fire lining early the entire perimeter and every spot.