Goat Creek Fire

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Goat Creek Fire

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Goat Creek Fire is part of the Sapphire Complex
As of July 24th, the Sliderock, Goat Creek, and Little Hogback Fires are known as the Sapphire Complex. All information on the Goat Creek Fire is available on the Sapphire Complex page at... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 8/24/2017

Approximate Location

46.65 latitude, -113.635 longitude

Incident Overview

Goat Creek & Sliderock PM Fire Activity 7/23/17

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As of July 24th, the Sliderock, Goat Creek, and Little Hogback Fires are known as the Sapphire Complex. All information on the Goat Creek Fire is available on the Sapphire Complex page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5364/


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday July 19th, 2017 approx. 04:37 PM
LocationSix miles south of Bonita Guard Station and one mile east of Rock Creek Road on the Missoula Ranger District.
Incident CommanderNorthern Rockies Pearson IMT 2
Incident DescriptionLightning Ignited Fire Burning In Remote Terrain

Current Situation

Size8,323 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 31st, 2017 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber, litter, grass, and understory.

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Unit Information

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Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
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