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Bear Creek Fire

Unit Information

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

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This incident is no longer being updated.

Bear Creek Fire Closure Map Sept. 3, 2020Image options: [ Full Size ]


Dillon Ranger District Pursuant to Title 36 Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (a) & (b), the prohibition listed in Order number 2020-D1-018, applicable to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest dated September 3, 2020 and signed by Cheri Ford Forest Supervisor is hereby rescinded effective Nov 2, 2020 @ 1500. Done at Dillon, Montana this 2nd day of November 2020.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday August 11th, 2020 approx. 10:30 AM
Location29 air miles East of Salmon Idaho, South of Lemhi Pass
Incident CommanderDave Paden, Justin Bogert (T) USFS
Coordinates44.858 latitude, -113.437 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel46
Size11,900 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Fuels Involved

Timber and brush

Significant Events

Low fire behavior with backing, flanking and single tree torching.


Planned Actions

Remaining resources will mop up hot spots, patrol the line, and complete suppression repair and rehabilitation.

Projected Incident Activity

Remaining resources will mop up hot spots, patrol the line, and complete suppression repair. Equipment and supplies no longer needed on the fire will be back-hauled.


A new closure was effective today. The Lemhi Pass Road and the CDT is open. This will be the final update unless significant changes occur.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Skies will begin to clear with the high a of approximately 77. SW winds will be 11-16 mph with gusts up to 23 mph.