The Mike Almas Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 3 is managing the Davis Fire.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 29th, 2018 approx. 12:51 PM|
|Location||Three Rivers Ranger District/ Yaak, MT/ Kootenai National Forest|
|Incident Commander||Mike Almas's Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 3|
|Incident Description||Type 2|
|Coordinates||48.958 latitude, -115.933 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||7%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday August 28th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Fire is burning in sub-alpine fir, Douglas-fir, and Lodgepole pine with moderate to heavy fuel loading.
Made progress on indirect line construction with 3 Heavy Equipment Task Forces in Div. Z.
Continue indirect line construction with 2 HETF in Division Z. Begin contingency line construction with 1 Heavy Equipment Task Force in Div X.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Smoke and cloud cover is expected to moderate fire behavior. Concentrations of heat are present and will continue to spread with terrain driven winds. No significant growth is expected.
24 hours: Low to moderate fire behavior, primarily creeping/smoldering, backing and flanking - interior at the toe of the fire: single to small group torching and short-range spotting at the flanks of the fire and areas where slope and wind align.
7% completed, not 7% contained. Indirect line construction is being completed. Almas's team assumed command of the Davis Fire on 8/15/18 at 0600 hours.
A weak weather disturbance will pass over the Davis Fire on Monday the high pressure aloft will again build over NW Montana Monday evening through Tuesday. Wind at mid levels may dissipate the smoke slightly late Monday night and Tuesday.
Wed, especially in the afternoon, has the potential to be a critical fire day for the Davis Fire. This is due to an upper level low pressure system becoming established over Central Idaho and Central Montana as upper level high pressure builds over the fire from the West for hot and dry conditions. Thursday and Friday will have upper level wind from the West with a little more surface wind and slight chance of thunderstorms.