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Monahan Fire

ANNOUNCEMENT

Additional Trail Closures as of August 1st, 2017
Flathead NF trail closures in the Danaher area due to the Monahan Fire, August 1st, 2017:Trail #143, in its entirety from the junction with Danaher Creek Trail #126 (NE ¼ of Section 20, R 11W, T... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 3 DAYS AGO

Approximate Location

47.273 latitude, -113.138 longitude

Incident Overview

Danaher Cabin Structure Protection

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The Monahan Fire was reported at approximately 5:30pm on Sunday July, 16th. The incident is located between Monahan Mountain on the Lolo National Forest and Little Apex Mountain on the Flathead National Forest. The fire is being managed for resource benefit including allowing the fire to play its natural ecological role with consideration for public and firefighter safety and point protection of historic resources and trail infrastructure. The Flathead National Forest, based out of the Spotted Bear Ranger District office, assumed responsibility for the management of the fire on July 23rd at 8pm. Smoke from the fire remains visible from Ovando and Helmville.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginSunday July 16th, 2017 approx. 05:30 PM
LocationPowell County
Incident CommanderNick Hasty
Incident DescriptionThe Fire Management Strategy Is 75% Monitor And 25% Point Protection

Current Situation

Total Personnel11
Size1,895 Acres
Estimated Containment DateSunday October 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

The fire is burning in timber(grass and understory), short grass, subalpine fir, and in heavy dead and down woody fuel.

Significant Events

No significant activity at this time but will continue to monitor the fire.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Reconnaissance by air to monitor fire activity will continue. Structure protection equipment and supplies are in place for cabins and storage shed. Trapline and communication with outfitters and guides in the wilderness will continue.

Projected Incident Activity

Aerial, lookout and ground reconnaissance. Continued structure protection.

Remarks

Trail Closures include:

Flathead NF:

Trail #143, in its entirety from the junction with Danaher Creek Trail #126 to Limestone Pass.

Trail #277, in its entirety from the junction with Blackfoot Divide Trail #278 to the junction with Alloy Creek Trail #265.

Trail #265, in its entirety from the junction with Hahn Creek Trail #125 to the junction with Danaher Creek Trail #126.

Trail #142, in its entirety from the junction with Alloy Creek Trail #265 to the junction with Danaher Creek Trail #126.

Trail #278, from Limestone Pass to the junction with the Calf Creek Trail #277.

Trail #140, in its entirety from the junction with Danaher Creek Trail #126 to Observation Pt.

Trail #144, in its entirety from the junction with Bar Creek Trail #140 to the junction with Danaher Creek Trail #126.

Trail #126, from the Dry Fork Flathead Divide to the junction with Rapid Creek Trail #139.

Lolo NF:

Trail #402, from the intersection of Monture Creek #27 and #402 to Limestone Pass.

Trail #31, from its junction with Dwight Creek Trail #414 north to its terminus.

Trail #414, from its junction with Dry Fork Trail #31 to its junction with Conger Point Trail #468.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry conditions are forecast to continue.

Unit Information

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

Spotted Bear Ranger Station, Flathead N.F.
Email: LoloNFFires2017@gmail.com
Phone: 406-758-5376
Hours: 7 days a week, 0800-1630
Seeley Lake Ranger Station, Lolo N.F.
Email: LoloNFFires2017@gmail.com
Phone: 406-677-2233
Hours: M-F, 0800-1630
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