Detected: August 30 2013
Location: 18 miles NNW of Wisdom in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area
The lightning caused Beaver Creek Fire located in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area is burning in bug killed lodgepole pine amidst snags from older fires.
Initially crews were directly attacking the fire however due to unsafe conditions firefighters were withdrawn. Diane Hutton's Wildland Fire Management Team assumed command of the fire on September 4 2013. The team will focus on developing a long term plan to identify management action points to protect values at risk that are consistent with land management objectives. The fire was turned back over to the district Sept 8 with a long term plan in place. A Type 3 team is spiked out on the fire rehabing fireline where possible. With the change in weather the fire has not been very active. If weather conditions dry a few smokes may be visible.
This wilderness fire is expected to be a long term event.
|Date of Origin||Friday August 30th, 2013 approx. 02:30 PM|
|Location||18 miles NNW of Wisdom MT near Continental Divide|
|Incident Commander||Lee Dueker|
10 Timber (litter and understory) FM 8, FM 10 Insect damaged conifers with 25-40% green and red dead standing trees.
Fire behavior creeping and smoldering
Crews flew the fire today to assess the potential for continued fire growth. A long term plan and risk assessment was presented to the Forest today.
Crews will be flown into H2 to continue suppression rehab efforts. The long term plan and risk assessment is expected to be finalized tomorrow. These products will be uploaded into WFDSS to support a new decision.
The fire is expected to burn until a season ending event occurs. The fire transitioned back to the District Suday September 9 at 0600. This is the last 209 unless significant activity occurs.
|Wind Conditions||5-15 mph W|