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Nevada Creek Fire

Unit Information

Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602

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Mike Almas's Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the Nevada Creek Fire at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2019. The Nevada Creek Fire was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019. The fire was ignited by lightning that was part of a thunderstorm that came over the area the night before. Due to technical issues, photos are being shared on the Forest Facebook page: The forest, along with some additional resources, is working to completely suppress the fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday August 01st, 2019 approx. 08:52 AM
LocationT12N, R8W Sections 2 and 36
Coordinates46.827 latitude, -112.567 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel24
Size57 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday September 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

The fire received significant amounts of precipitation recently. Minimal fire behavior expected other than smoldering in the 1000-hour fuels and pockets of concentrated heat. As weather conditions change, so will fire activity (smoldering) within the perimeter of the fireline.


Planned Actions

Fire will remain in patrol status with the local district.


UPDATED CLOSURE INFO -- Click on "Closures" tab above to see the closure area description; and click on the "Maps" tab to see the closure map.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Westerly to northwesterly flow aloft and embedded disturbances affect our region through Saturday. Showers and thunderstorms are possible daily, during the afternoon and early evening. Temperatures trend below-normal through Saturday. On Sunday, a warming and drying trend is expected as high pressure aloft begins to rebound over the area.