Beaver Creek Fire

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Beaver Creek Fire

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Approximate Location

45.887 latitude, -113.521 longitude

Incident Overview

forest with trail that was covered

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Detected: August 30 2013

Location: 18 miles NNW of Wisdom in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area

The lightning caused Beaver Creek Fire located in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area is burning in bug killed lodgepole pine amidst snags from older fires.

Initially crews were directly attacking the fire however due to unsafe conditions firefighters were withdrawn. Diane Hutton's Wildland Fire Management Team assumed command of the fire on September 4 2013. The team will focus on developing a long term plan to identify management action points to protect values at risk that are consistent with land management objectives. The fire was turned back over to the district Sept 8 with a long term plan in place. A Type 3 team is spiked out on the fire rehabing fireline where possible. With the change in weather the fire has not been very active. If weather conditions dry a few smokes may be visible.

This wilderness fire is expected to be a long term event.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday August 30th, 2013 approx. 02:30 PM
Location18 miles NNW of Wisdom MT near Continental Divide
Incident CommanderLee Dueker

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size75 Acres
Fuels Involved

10 Timber (litter and understory) FM 8, FM 10 Insect damaged conifers with 25-40% green and red dead standing trees.

Significant Events

Crews flew the fire today to assess the potential for continued fire growth. A long term plan and risk assessment was presented to the Forest today.


Planned Actions

Crews will be flown into H2 to continue suppression rehab efforts. The long term plan and risk assessment is expected to be finalized tomorrow. These products will be uploaded into WFDSS to support a new decision.

Projected Incident Activity



The fire is expected to burn until a season ending event occurs. The fire transitioned back to the District Suday September 9 at 0600. This is the last 209 unless significant activity occurs.

Unit Information

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Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725

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