All area closures associated with the Garden Creek Fire have been rescinded on Flathead Agency and U.S Forest Service lands as of Aug. 23.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.
|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||100%|
|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.
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.