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Solomon Fire

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24 Fort Missoula Road 
24 Fort Missoula Road 

Incident Contacts

  • Missoula Ranger District
    9:00 am -3:30 pm

Solomon Fire Update for Sept. 1 (Afternoon)

Solomon Fire
News - 10/26/2022

Sept. 1, 2022 (Afternoon Update)

Solomon Fire 

Fire behavior and activity on the Solomon Fire increased today due to hot, dry, and breezy conditions. The fire is estimated to be 50 acres in size and is burning into a heavy fuel component of dead and down trees. A helicopter is conducting water bucket drops to limit fire spread.

Those recreating in the Rock Creek recreation corridor may see or hear a helicopter working. Smoke may be visible from I-90, Rock Creek Road/the Rock Creek recreation corridor, and from Florence, MT or parts of the Bitterroot Valley.

Firefighters are patrolling and monitoring the fire via air and from a vantage point on the ground. The terrain, fuel type, and the presence of snag trees limit the ability to place firefighters directly on the fire and firefighter safety is a top priority when assessing engagement on this fire.

◾️ Fuel Type: Burning in heavy timber, dead and downed timber, and snag trees (overhead hazards).

◾️ Reported: Wednesday evening, August 24, 2022

◾️ Fire Behavior: Active burning is visible in the afternoons with hot and dry conditions. Active fire behavior includes torching, creeping and smoldering. Smoke and flames may be visible as temperatures warm.

️ Closures: No closures are in place and no structures or infrastructure are currently threatened.