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Garden Creek Fire

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Flathead Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
PO Box 40 Pablo Montana 59855
Pablo, MT 59855

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All area closures associated with the Garden Creek Fire have been rescinded on Flathead Agency and U.S Forest Service lands as of Aug. 23. The Garden Creek Fire, which was started July 29 by lightning remains at 2,052 acres with 100% containment as of 6 pm, Aug. 22, and is being managed by the CS&KT Division of Fire with a local Type 4 IMT organization. As fire activity within the firelines has decreased, the amount of personnel working the fire has been reduced. The fire is secured to well over 100 feet in along the perimeter. Firefighters will continue work to increase that secure perimeter, 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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 29th, 2018 approx. 01:15 PM
Location2 miles north of Hot Springs
Incident CommanderArt Trahan, CS&KT Division of Fire
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates47.67 latitude, -114.76 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel110
Size2,052 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday August 25th, 2018 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass and understory

Timber, litter and understory

Tall grass (2.5 feet)

Significant Events

Smoldering, creeping.


Planned Actions

Continue mop-up operations 200 feet in from perimeter, patrol extensively.

Projected Incident Activity

Continue patrol of perimeter, mop up operations.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A 40 percent chance of showers after noon. Areas of smoke. Mostly sunny through mid morning, then becoming cloudy, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

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