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Hog Trough Fire

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Unit Information

1801 North 1st  
1801 North 1st  

Incident Contacts

Hog Trough Fire Information
Phone: 406-200-8980
Hours: Daily 8am-8pm

This incident is no longer being updated.

September 3, 2022 is the last working day for the Western Montana All Hazards Incident Team and management of the Hog Trough Fire will be transitioned back to the local unity. The Western MT All Hazards Incident Management Team would like to thank the cooperating agencies, residents and partners for all the support throughout the incident. Some resources will be left to patrol the area. 

 All lands within the prior closure areas associated with the Hog Trough Fire are open effective September 18th, 2022 at 1600 hrs.

Basic Information
Current as of Mon, 09/19/2022 - 09:41
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin
Location 18 miles southeast of Hamilton, south of the Skalkaho Highway.
Coordinates 46° 9' 8'' Latitude
-113° 48'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Size 1,701 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 0%
Fuels Involved

Heavy down fuels in the old burn areas. North aspects have more continuous vegetation. Timber stands of jackpot of fuels that are receptive to fire brands. Mature timber stands are 25-50% dead.

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior. Creeping, Smoldering.

Planned Actions

Fire behavior on the Hog Trough Fire is minimal. The fire is transitioning back to the Bitterroot National Forest where fire crews will be patrolling the area.