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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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 30th, 2017 approx. 12:15 PM|
|Location||13 miles east of Trout Creek, MT|
|Incident Commander||Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Blue Team, Jay Esperance Incident Commander|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||70%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday October 01st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (grass and understory)
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.
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: 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.