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Trail 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This incident is no longer being updated.

The Trail Creek Fire started on July 8, 2021 approximately 20 miles West of Wisdom, Montana, as the result of lightning. The fire terrain is made up of forest timber with 2 feet high underbrush and heavy fuel loads of dead and down Lodgepole 

Forest Closure orders have been rescinded: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - Alerts & Notices ( , Salmon-Challis NF: Salmon-Challis National Forest - Alerts & Notices ( for most up to date information on closures. 

Weather has reduced fire activity.  You may still see occasional smoke on warmer drier days.  Firefighters may still be in the area cleaning up and doing rehab work. Use caution in fire areas, watch for falling trees and firefighter activity. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 08th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Location20 miles West of Wisdom, MT on HWY 43
Incident CommanderPaul Diaz, Whitney Machado (T)
Coordinates45.683 latitude, -113.854 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel139
Size62,013 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained83%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal activity in all areas.


Planned Actions

Continue suppression repair work and back haul where appropriate.

Projected Incident Activity


With the arrival of the winter storm warning, personnel and equipment will be pulled from the fireline before the storm.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Today will be much colder with highs 28-33 degrees. Snow looks to continue through Monday night with light additional accumulations. Winds will be NE 5-13 mph with gusts around 20 mph. Tonight, will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow, with lows 18-23 degrees. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow in the morning. Maximum temperatures will be 31-36 degrees with winds NE 5-13 mph with gusts 20-25 mph.