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George Lake Fire

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Unit Information

650 Wolfpack Way 
Kalispell, 
59901 
650 Wolfpack Way 
Kalispell, 
59901 

Incident Contacts

Spotted Bear Ranger District
Phone: 406-758-5376
Hours: 7 days/week, 8:00a - 4:30p

Highlighted Activity

Order Number: # 01-10-04-22-10 U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service Flathead National Forest Spotted Bear Ranger District Area and Trail Closure PROHIBITIONS Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50 (a)(b) the following is prohibited on the National Forest System (NFS) lands, and trails in the Spotted Bear Ranger District, Flathead National Forest, described below and… Read more
Closures - 2022-09-10

The George Lake Fire was detected on September 6th, 2022. It is burning on the bottom of the slope at the northeast end of George Lake, located in the Bob Marshall Wilderness on the Spotted Bear Ranger District. As of 9/12/2022, the fire was 625 acres; heavy wide-spread smoke across the area affected the temperature and amount of solar radiation reaching the fire. As of 10/04/2022, no significant observable growth has been detected.

The Spotted Bear Ranger District will continue to monitor the fire with reconnaissance and Infrared (IR) Mapping flights as resources allow. Due to the rocky terrain and lack of available fuels, no other actions are planned at this time. A point protection strategy will be implemented to protect values at risk should conditions change.

An official closure order has been posted effective 9/9/2022. As of 10/04/2022, no additional updates will be made regarding the George Lake Fire unless significant new activity is observed.

Basic Information
Current as of Tue, 11/08/2022 - 12:15
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin
Incident Commander USDA Forest Service
Coordinates 47° 22' 40'' Latitude
-113° 28'
47
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Size 684 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 0%
Estimated Containment Date 2022-10-31 00:00:00