Even with the fall weather & minimal fire activity on the Weasel Fire, the work continues. Three falling modules, including two Forest Service and one contract module, and two excavators are working to mitigate hazards from fire weakened trees. A squad also removed the structure protection wrap from the Wam Lookout this week. The area, trail and road closure that was in place as been terminated and the area is now open. Please use caution if you are in the vicinity of the Weasel Fire. There is the possibility that some smoke or open flames may be visible and potential hazards including falling trees and limbs, loos rocks, and flash flooding.
A closure order is in effect for the Frozen Lake Road (NFS #114A and #114Y). The closure starts past the junction of NFS Road #700 and NFS #114Y and continues northeast to junction with NFS Road #114A. Road #114A is closed from the junction, which is at the Flathead and Kootenai Boundary, continuing to mile post 10.3.
For more information related to the Weasel Fire, please call the Eureka Ranger District at 406-296-2536.
|Current as of||Thu, 09/08/2022 - 12:58|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||14 miles NE of Eureka, MT|
|Incident Commander||ICT4 White/ICT4(T) Westlin|
48° 58' 36'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||40%|
|Estimated Containment Date||2022-09-30 00:00:00|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Minimal, creeping, and single tree torching.
Point protection on values at risk as needed, post closure signs as needed and Identify Management Action Points, continue to monitor and re-asses.
|Projected Incident Activity||
12 Hour: Ground fire will continue to smolder and creep; limited fire behavior.
24 Hour: Ground fire will continue to smolder and creep; limited fire behavior.
48 to 72 Hours: Ground fire will continue to smolder and creep; limited fire behavior.
Past 72 Hours: Ground fire will continue to smolder and creep; limited fire behavior.
Acres by Jurisdiction:
A drier air mass will settle over the region and may cause more active fire behavior throughout the week. High Temperatures are expected throughout the week.