The lightning-caused Moose Creek 1 fire started in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, immediately southeast of the historic Moose Creek Ranger Station. Originally three fires (Moose Creek 1, Moose Creek 2, and Moose Creek 3), they were merged together on July 20 as the Moose Creek 1 fire. Structure protection is in place on the Halfway, Meeker and Three Links bridges as well as on the Shissler Lookout
The fire is being managed for long-term resource benefits.
An area closure and various trail closures are in place on the Moose Creek Ranger District for the safety and protection of the public. See "Closures" on this site.
Visitors recreating on the Selway River should expect to see smoke and fire in the area of Moose Creek Ranger Station.
Firefighter and public safety is the number one priority in wildland fire management and emergency response. Forest and Fire Management Staff considered the long-term effects of smoke in their decision to manage fires in the wilderness and roadless areas. Fire managers are working with air quality specialists to monitor smoke and potential impacts to communities. In addition to smoke impacts, values at risk, availability of resources, and location were considered in determining suppression actions of fires not threatening communities.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 14th, 2017 approx. 04:03 PM|
|Location||Southeast of the Historic Moose Creek Ranger Station|
|Incident Commander||Mike Blinn, Type 3 IC|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday October 01st, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Tall Grass (2.5 feet)
Monitor fire. Continue structure protection efforts.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Moderate growth with hot and dry temperatures
Managed for Resource Benefits - Point Protection
The long term forecast calls for hot and dry.