(This incident will only be updated with significant changes in fire behavior or acreage.)
The Lone Pine fire started July 14 below Lone Pine Point, a very remote area in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness. On or about August 30, the Lone Pine fire merged with both the Mink Peak fire and the Tony fire, and since then all are being reported as one incident. The fire is being managed for long-term resource benefit, using a point protection strategy. Smoke will be obvious along the Selway River corridor. Extreme caution should be used along the river as trees may continue falling in and around the river.
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.
All closures relating to the Lone Pine Fire have been rescinded.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 14th, 2017 approx. 05:45 PM|
|Location||Below Lone Pine Point in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness|
|Incident Commander||Jim Wimer, Type 4 IC|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 02nd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Tall grass and timber
Active, short crown runs, creeping
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continued hot and dry