Moose Peak Fire

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Moose Peak Fire

INCIDENT UPDATED 10 MIN. AGO

Approximate Location

47.896 latitude, -115.309 longitude

Incident Overview

Night Shift - 2017-09-18

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The Moose Peak Fire was started by lightning on August 30th in Sanders County on the Cabinet Ranger District. Initially, this fire was mostly unstaffed due to the lack of available resources in the area. More have been assigned to the fire as they have become available. The fire has been managed by the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team since September 4, 2017. Since taking over the fire the team has implemented a strategy to protect structures in the East Fork of the Fisher Creek on the north, and McGinnis Meadows area on the east. Smoky conditions have limited the use of air resources at times, but they have been utilized extensively when conditions have allowed. On September 14, 2017 the fire was estimated to be 11,500 acres in size.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginWednesday August 30th, 2017 approx. 12:15 PM
Location13 miles east of Trout Creek, MT
Incident CommanderRocky Mountain Area Incident Management Blue Team, Jay Esperance Incident Commander

Current Situation

Total Personnel88
Size13,854 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Estimated Containment DateSunday October 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to hold, patrol and monitor.

Projected Incident Activity

12 Hours: Limited movement of the fire is anticipated due to forecasted precipitation.

24 hours: Limited movement of the fire is anticipated due to forecasted precipitation.

48 Hours: Limited movement of the fire is anticipated due to forecasted precipitation.

72 Hours: Limited movement of the fire is anticipated due to forecasted precipitation.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Warming and drying trend is anticipated.

Remarks

9838 Acres on Kootenai Natl. Forest MT-KNF

392 Acres on Northwestern

Land Office MT-NWS

3624 Acres on Montana private lands MT-PRI

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Current weather: Temperature 46', with relative humidity at 65%. Winds SE 5 mph, mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will slowly warm into the weekend with highs in the 50s and 60s. Minimum humidity will stay above 40% and light winds will continue. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy.

Unit Information

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Kootenai National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
31374 US Hwy 2
Libby, MT 59923

Incident Contact

West Fork and Moose Peak Fire information
Email: WestForkMoosePeakFires@gmail.com
Phone: 406 209-9961
Hours: 8:00am to 10:00 pm

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