Chute Creek Fire

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Chute Creek Fire

INCIDENT UPDATED 5 DAYS AGO

Approximate Location

46.246 latitude, -114.547 longitude

Incident Overview

(This incident will only be updated in the event of significant change in fire behavior or acreage)


The lightning-caused Chute Creek fire was detected August 13
in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness 8 miles southeast of Elk Summit Guard Station and 2.5 miles west of Blodgett Lake. The Nez Perce-Clearwater and Bitterroot National Forests are working together in the long-term management and strategy of the fire.


All closures related to the Chute Creek Fire have been rescinded.

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.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginSunday August 13th, 2017 approx. 09:00 AM
Location2.5 miles west of Blodgett Lake, 16.7 miles west of Hamilton, Montana
Incident Commander Type 4 IC

Current Situation

Size5,107 Acres
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 02nd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and understory

Short Grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Moderate, creeping

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor

Projected Incident Activity

Continued movement, east and north

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry

Unit Information

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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
903 3rd Street
Kamiah, Idaho, ID 83536
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