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.
|Current as of||Mon, 09/19/2022 - 09:41|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||18 miles southeast of Hamilton, south of the Skalkaho Highway.|
46° 9' 8'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||0%|
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.
Minimal fire behavior. Creeping, Smoldering.
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.