Sliderock Fire

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Sliderock Fire


Sliderock Evacuation changed from Order (Red) to Warning (Yellow)
At 19:00 (7:00 pm) Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the Granite County Sheriff determined that the Evacuation Order for the area, within and, surrounding the Sliderock Fire on the Sapphire Complex can be... more


Approximate Location

46.588 latitude, -113.584 longitude

Incident Overview

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

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 13th, 2017 approx. 02:01 PM
LocationNine miles south of Beavertail Pond and three miles east of Rock Creek Road in the Missoula Ranger District.
Incident CommanderNorthern Rockies Pearson IMT 2
Incident DescriptionLightning Ignited Fire Burning In Remote Terrain

Current Situation

Size874 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 31st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber, litter, grass, and understory.


Projected Incident Activity

Unit Information

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Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Missoula, MT 59804

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Phone: 406-540-3589
Hours: Daily 7 am - 8pm

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