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Juliet Fire

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Flathead National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
650 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell, MT 59901

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The Juliet Fire seen burning in Juliet Creek on September 14th, 2018.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Juliet Fire was detected on August 22nd, 2018 and is burning in the upper White River within the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

The fire remains active in Pedro Creek; the recent spread uphill to the northeast was caused by isolated torching. As a whole, the Juliet Fire has been significantly less active as seasonable temperatures remain throughout the region. The fire burning in the upper end of the Wall Creek drainage has reached the 2012 Wall Creek Fire burn scar. The previous fire has significantly slowed current fire activity in this area. The fire is creeping and smoldering in Hoop, Upper Juliet, and Wall Creeks. The previous spot fire that had established in the headwaters of Juliet Creek continues to slowly creep towards the Continental Divide near My Lake.

Trail closures remain in place, including the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT). The Moose Fire to the east of the divide has also resulted in closures on the CDT. We will continue to monitor the fire with aerial resources.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/ Natural
Date of OriginWednesday August 22nd, 2018 approx. 04:45 PM
LocationSouth of the Wall Creek Cliffs between Juliet and Pedro Creeks in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Incident CommanderDuty Officer
Coordinates47.747 latitude, -113.199 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel2
Size2,518 Acres
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory).

Outlook

Planned Actions

Trail closures, including the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) are currently in place.

Projected Incident Activity

Anticipated growth to the north and east may impact trails.

Remarks

Structure protection at the Rock Creek administrative cabin is in place.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Drier conditions and normal temperatures have returned to the area after a period of cooling and precipitation.