Four Corners Fire burns more than 10,000 acres near Lake Cascade in Idaho

24 air miles south of McCall

12:21 p.m. MDT August 28, 2022

Four Corners Fire 3-D map
Four Corners Fire 3-D map, looking northwest at 5:12 a.m. PDT Aug. 28, 2022.

The Four Corners Fire 24 air miles south of McCall, Idaho grew by about 1,000 acres Saturday as winds gusting up to 33 mph from a cold front caused more intense burning. The blaze is near the southeast side of Lake Cascade and Saturday night was about 0.3 miles from the shore and about 0.1 mile from Old State Highway/W. Mountain Road.

In spite of challenging winds and smoke, firefighters reported good progress in building firelines on the western and northern sides on Saturday. Crews constructing handline have reached Wilson Peak from the west side and will continue progressing to the east directly along the fire perimeter as long as it is safe, as they evaluate additional actions to limit the spread.

Four Corners Fire map
Four Corners Fire map 5:12 a.m. PDT Aug. 28, 2022.

On Sunday, crews will continue to maintain structure protection efforts on the east side. To the south, fire managers expect little fire spread to the west. Calmer winds will prevail across the area with drier conditions and light southwest winds up to 10 mph. Sunday and Monday fire activity is expected to be slower due to cooler temperatures in the 70s with light winds. Starting Tuesday fire activity will increase as temperatures and stronger winds gradually increase, peaking on Thursday. Fire managers expect critical fire weather conditions by the end of week.

Evacuations are in effect. The Valley County Sheriff’s Office has the details.

Helicopter drops on the Four Corners Fire
A helicopter drops on the Four Corners Fire in Idaho, Aug. 24, 2022. InciWeb

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.