Alice Creek Fire

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Alice Creek Fire


Approximate Location

47.154 latitude, -112.502 longitude

Incident Overview

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Alice Creek Fire was reported on Saturday, July 22nd, and is burning about 16 miles northeast of Lincoln, Montana in the Alice Creek drainage.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday July 22nd, 2017 approx. 06:37 PM
LocationHead of Falls Creek drainage, just west of the Continental Divide.
Incident CommanderKelly Zombro

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size58 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 02nd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber with a litter and grass understory

Significant Events

Steep rugged terrain, large dead fuels and numerous snags continue to be the primary safety concerns for fire crews. There has been little to no fire activity over the last several shifts on the Alice Creek fire. .


Planned Actions

Continue to monitor by air by one assigned division group supervisor and take action with water drops as needed.

Projected Incident Activity



No structures are currently threatened and the fire is not included in the fire area closure.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Northwesterly winds behind a weak trough will continue to result in elevated wind speeds of 8 to 12mph and gusts of 15 to 20mph. Temperatures will remain unchanged with highs in the 70s to around 80. Humidity will be up slightly with minimums of 20 to 30%.

Concern for a strong mainly dry frontal passage Saturday. Winds ahead of the front are expected to increase Friday afternoon and Friday night promoting Critical Fire Weather conditions.

Unit Information

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Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602

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Phone: 406-318-7002
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

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