Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Missoula, MT 59804
Missoula Ranger District
Hours: M-F 0800-1630
The lightning-caused Beeskove Fire was detected on Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019. The fire is burning in a remote location five miles northeast of the main Rattlesnake Trailhead within the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. Please be advised - the fire is not out. It will continue to smoke and smolder until a season ending event occurs. Firefighters attacked this fire under a full suppression strategy utilizing indirect tactics due to inaccessibility and high-risk conditions. Indirect control lines were constructed in order to protect surrounding communities and other values at risk. The construction of the firelines created a fuelbreak that will help with fire management in the area for years to come.
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|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 23rd, 2019 approx. 10:56 AM|
|Location||Rattlesnake Creek Drainage, 5 miles NE of main Rattlesnake Trailhead|
|Incident Commander||Karl Nikoleyczik, IC|
|Coordinates||46.962 latitude, -113.868 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||71%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday August 31st, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM|
Closed Timber Litter
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)
Mixed conifer with heavy dead/downed fuel, standing bug-killed trees, green fuels made up of brush and grasses currently a barrier to burning.
Due to today's thunderstorms and associated rains, smokes were few and far between...if any survived.
Continue fire suppression repair on completed indirect line.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Sunny and warmer with increasing winds in the afternoon. Activity, if any, will continue to be smoldering of larger fuels sheltered from the precipitation.
Incident received some precipitation this morning. Warming and drying trend for the beginning of the week in the forecast.