The Garden Creek Fire, which was started July 29 by lightning, has not shown any growth the last week, and remains at 2,502 acres with 50% containment now listed. As fire activity within the firelines has decreased, the amount of personnel working the fire has been reduced and now stands at 176. The incident commander has verified that the fire is now secured over 100 feet in along the perimeter. Firefighters will work to increase that secure perimeter up to 200 feet inside the perimeter in the coming days, utilizing engines, water tender, port-a-tanks and hose lays in that task. The fires is burning mostly on CS&KT land with a small amount of U.S. Forest Service land also involved.
For additional information on the Garden Creek Fire, including a timeline of events that have occurred in the management activities for that incident, or for similar information on other current fires in Sanders County, please see the "Sanders County Wildland Fire Information" page on Facebook. For information specific to CS&KT fires, see the "Confederated Salish & Kootenai Division of Fire" Facebook page.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 29th, 2018 approx. 01:15 PM|
|Location||2 miles north of Hot Springs|
|Incident Commander||Art Trahan, CS&KT Division of Fire|
|Coordinates||47.67 latitude, -114.76 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||50%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday August 25th, 2018 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber, grass and understory
Timber, litter and understory
Tall grass (2.5 feet)
Continue mop-up operations 200 feet in from perimeter, patrol extensively.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continue patrol of perimeter, mop up operations.
Disturbance to pass through Friday into Saturday and storms appear capable of producing gusty winds, small hail,moderate rain.