Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725
Wisdom Ranger District
Hours: M-F 8:00 - 4:30
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Forest Closure orders have been rescinded: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) , Salmon-Challis NF: Salmon-Challis National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) 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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 08th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||20 miles West of Wisdom, MT on HWY 43|
|Incident Commander||Paul Diaz, Whitney Machado (T)|
|Coordinates||45.683 latitude, -113.854 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||83%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday November 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Minimal activity in all areas.
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.
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.