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Wagon Mountain Fire

Unit Information

Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804

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Wagon Mountain Fire, Missoula Ranger District

Location: Located on top of Wagon Mountain, approximately 2 miles northeast of Lolo Pass Visitor Center and east of Highway 12. Not to be confused with the Wagon Mountain Road between Graves Creek and Fish Creek Roads on the west side of Highway 12.
Status: The Wagon Mountain Fire was detected on Aug. 5, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m. by aircraft responding to the West Fork Lolo 2 Fire. The fire is burning in a previously logged area in new regeneration and also in mature spruce and mixed conifer. The fire is currently staffed as a Type 4 incident.
Containment: 100% reached on 8/8/19 at 6:30 p.m.
Structures or other values at risk: None at this time. No evacuations are in effect at this time.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday August 05th, 2019 approx. 02:30 PM
LocationLocated on Wagon Mountain, approximately 2 miles northeast of Lolo Pass Visitor Center and east of Highway 12. Not to be confused with Wagon Mountain Road between Graves Creek and Fish Creek Roads.
Incident CommanderJake Fallis
Incident DescriptionFull Suppression
Coordinates46.659 latitude, -114.563 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel22
Size17 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Mixed Conifer

Significant Events

Firefighters will continue building on their success and work on mop-up and monitoring the fire for hot spots.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue mop-up and monitoring the fire for hot spots.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Thunderstorms with frequent lightning are forecasted for the afternoon and will come with wind gusts up to 30 mph, be slow moving, and have moderate to heavy rain in the core of the storms. Thunderstorms are expected again Saturday, and some may be severe with large hail. Rain will continue Saturday night into Sunday.