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Approximate Location

47.272 latitude, -114.597 longitude

Incident Overview

A placid river reflects the surrounding trees as it flows beneath steep, forested hillsides.

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The fire is on Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Land approximately 20 miles west of Dixon, Montana. It started from a lightning strike on July 17th and has grown to 1,050 acres as of Wednesday, August 20th. Diane Hutton's Wildland Fire Management Team has been managing the fire since August 12th and is preparing to transfer it back to a Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe Type 3 Team at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, August 22nd. Cooler and damper weather has diminished fire activity.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 17th, 2014 approx. 04:00 PM
LocationSeepay Creek Area, Approximately 20 miles west of Dixon, MT
Incident CommanderDiane Hutton
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel66
Size1,060 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Fuels Involved

Timber-Fuel Model 10 with heavy down and dead fuel loading.

Significant Events

Fire behavior today was minimal due to weather conditions. Some smoldering and interior smokes. Continued implementing plans to transfer command to ICT3 and demobilize all resources in safest and most cost effective manner.


Planned Actions

Transfer command to ICT3, effective 06:00 on 8/22/2014. Closeout with CSKT Fire staff in Ronan at 13:00.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire spread thru the evening hours. A widespread precipitation event is predicted to moderate fire spread through the weekend.



Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Current weather at the 6,169 ft elevation portable RAWS is 50 degrees, RH 83%, winds SW 4 mph with gusts to 10 mph. A 24 hour precipitation of 0.04" was recorded with 0.03" in the last hour. Tonight rain showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Tomorrow's fire weather prediction is 57-65 degrees, RH 64-74%, winds NE 5-15 mph. Haines index 2, LAL 3, CWR 100%.

Unit Information

Flathead Agency
PO Box 40
Pablo, MT 59855

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