A wildfire burning north of Salmon has now grown to over 16,581 acres and is 0% contained. It started on 17 July and is still active, raging in the whole region.

Moose wildfire Idaho 2022
Sentinel 2A satellite imagery illustrating Moose wildfire in Idaho. The black scars represent the burned areas. The acquisition date of imagery is 20 July 2022.


The Moose Fire is located approximately five miles southwest of the North Fork in the vicinity of Moose Creek and Deadwater. The blaze which is burning through timber, short grass, and brush is along both sides of the Salmon River. There are reports concerning that there is potential for the wildfire to reach the Highway 93 corridor. The cause remains undetermined. 13 crews, 24 engines, and other aircraft are responding to the incident. Evacuations have been ordered for some local communities and shelters are being set up

As of now, 85 large fires have burned 3,049,339 acres in 13 states. A total of 6,800+ wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned nationwide

The complete guide on how to assess the burn severity can be found in this link.