RED FLAG WARNING FOR MONDAY JULY 24, 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TODAY FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM Mountain time THIS EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER... for shifting winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.. more
Sliderock: (approx. 396 ac. 5% contained) Firefighters continued to patrol and mop up around Sliderock Mountain. The fire backed towards the East Fork drainage while the northern edge presents little concern. All flanks of the fire will continue to be monitored over the hot days ahead.
Little Hogback: (approx. 2,326 ac. 0% contained) Fire personnel worked throughout the day to prepare indirect firelines to the east and northeast. The fire was monitored by both air and ground resources, and with higher wind speeds predicted in the next few days additional growth is expected.
A very large Forest Service closure is in place as well as a staffed road closure stretching from milemarker 1 on the Rock Creek Road to the Gillis Bridge/Kyle Bohrnsen Memorial Bridge. Local home owners with proper identification are currently allowed into the closure area.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM Mountain time THIS EVENING... for winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph and minimum relative humidity ranging from 10 to 15 percent
Please note: Drones are dangerous if flown near wildfires. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place for this fire. Drones can interfere with wildland fire air traffic that are necessary to suppress wildland fires. If drones are spotted near a wildfire, firefighting aircraft may have to land due to safety concerns. Learn more at http://www.nifc.gov/drones/
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 13th, 2017 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||27 miles southeast of Missoula, 9 miles south of Beavertail Pond|
|Incident Commander||Eastern MT IMT, Irv Leach, IC|
|Incident Description||Lightning Ignited Fire Burning In Remote Terrain|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||5%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday October 15th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Closed Timber Litter
The Little Hogback Fire continued to show activity yesterday due to hot and dry conditions. The Siderock Fire was active on the east side as firefighters mopped up around the electronic site and structures.
Identify and scout potential containment lines. Monitor fire behavior from Rock Creek Road. Improve fuel break along NFS Road 4325. Identify and scout potential containment lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continued breezy west winds along with warm and dry conditions will keep fire behavior active until after sundown. The Little Hogback fire is expected to move to the northeast. The Sliderock fire is expected to move to the northeast.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM Mountain time THIS EVENING... for winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph and minimum relative humidity ranging from 10 to 15 percent.
Another dry day with a south to southwest switching to west to north west winds later in the day. Temperatures will be noticeably warmer, with afternoon highs on the ridges near 80 and low relative humidity.