Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St Dillon Montana 59725
Dillon, MT 59725
This will be the final update for the Beaver Creek Fire.
Beaver Creek fire: 2,074 acres, 35% contained, 8 personnel
Beaver Creek Fire:Smoke jumpers have secured the southern tip of the fire and have hiked out. A road grader is working to blade and smooth the road. All dozer lines have been rehabilitated, native seed has been ordered and will be planted on the dozer lines when it arrives. Crews have been cutting and removing tree and brush hazards along the roads. Cooler temperatures and shorter days have moderated and the fire behavior has reduced. No closures are in effect but public are reminded to stay out of the immediate fire area and away from any active burning and snags.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 11th, 2018 approx. 06:00 PM|
|Location||Beaver Creek Drainage in Anaconda Pintler Wilderness; 18 miles N-NW of Wisdom, MT|
|Coordinates||45.893 latitude, -113.528 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||35%|
Timber (Litter and Understory) Fire is burning in mixed conifer lodgepole pine stands with as much as 30 to 40% standing dead. Stands are dense enough to allow for fire spread from tree to tree. Heavy presence of large diameter dead and down on the forest floor is carrying fire and providing a receptive fuel bed for spotting. Fuel moistures are very low in large fuels allowing them to be available. Limited activity as a result of precipitation received.
Limited movement expected. Fuels drying.
Monitor for any fire activity.
|Projected Incident Activity|
No spread is expected.