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No Grass Creek Fire

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Unit Information

2880 Skyway Drive 
Helena, 
59602 
2880 Skyway Drive 
Helena, 
59602 

Incident Contacts

Chiara Cipriano
Email: chiara.cipriano@usda.gov
Phone: 406-594-6497
Hours: M-F 9-5 p.m., S-S 10-4 p.m.
Chiara Cipriano
Email: chiara.cipriano@usda.gov
Phone: 406-594-6497

Highlighted Activity

 A new closure order is in effect for the No Grass Creek Fire. Visit: 2022_09_13-12.49.20.325-CDT.pdf (nwcg.gov) for a full sized order and map.
Closures - 2022-09-19

The No Grass Creek fire is located in Powell County on the west end of the Helena Ranger District and far east end of the Pintler Ranger District. The fire was initially reported on Sunday, September 11, 2022. The No Grass Creek fire is in an area that has experienced large amounts of tree mortality. The fuel loading is dense and continuous throughout the Electric Peak inventoried roadless area and recommended wilderness area, and because of the current state of the dead timber, it’s neither safe nor effective to put fire personnel into the area. Fire personnel are managing from the air, while other firefighters are observing the fire’s progression, activity and overall behavior from various vantage points on the two districts. Additional fire resources are completing contingency planning and structure assessment on private lands.

Due to the remote location, no homes or private property are threatened by the fire, which provides an opportunity to responsibly allow fire to naturally function and provide ecological benefits. The fire is being cooperatively managed by the Helena-Lewis and Clark, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, in close coordination with Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). A management strategy has been developed that is based on real-time and site specific factors (e.g., terrain, fuel loading, weather trends, fire behavior, etc.) along with current and future weather forecasts. Based on these factors, appropriate management actions will be considered and implemented as dictated by the fire. 


Basic Information
Current as of Wed, 10/19/2022 - 06:03
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause unknown
Date of Origin
Location Electric Peak Inventoried Roadless Area and Electric Peak Recommended Wilderness Area
Incident Commander Bajin Smith (Type 4)
Coordinates 46° 22' 23'' Latitude
-112° 28'
24
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Size 1,145 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 0%
Fuels Involved

timber

Significant Events

10/19 - smoke may be visible from time to time - fire continues to be managed

Outlook
Remarks

Fire is not currently threatening private property; fire is burning in Powell County

The closure order for this fire has been rescinded as of 9/23/22


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