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Beaver Creek Fire

Unit Information

Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St Dillon Montana 59725
Dillon, MT 59725

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Incident Contacts

Fire Information
Email: 2018.GoldstoneFire@firenet.gov
Phone: 406-616-2788
Hours: 8 am- 8 pm

Arlee Staley PIO
Phone: 406-689-3243
Hours: 8 am-8 pm

Highlighted Activity

08/29/2018 SWAIMT4 transfers command of Goldstone and Beaver Creek Fires
General Information: On Thursday, August 30th at 7:00 a.m., Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 will transition management of the Goldstone and Beaver Creek Fires to a local Type 3...
News - 08/29/2018

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday August 11th, 2018 approx. 06:00 PM
LocationBeaver Creek Drainage in Anaconda Pintler Wilderness; 18 miles N-NW of Wisdom, MT
Coordinates45.893 latitude, -113.528 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel8
Size2,074 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained35%
Fuels Involved

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.

Significant Events

Limited movement expected. Fuels drying.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor for any fire activity.

Projected Incident Activity

No spread is expected.