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Granite Pass Complex

Unit Information

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

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This Granite Pass Complex InciWeb Page is not being regularly updated after August 21, 2021. It will be updated as closure information changes or if fire behavior and conditions warrant.

The Granite Pass Complex consists of four wildfires in the vicinity of Lolo Pass on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in Idaho and the Lolo National Forest in Montana. Managing the fires under one incident commander improves efficiency and simplifies incident management processes. 
The fires were declared 100% contained along the perimeters on September 14.

Shotgun Fire

The Shotgun Fire on the Powell Ranger District is located seven miles north of Powell Junction on Highway 12. It is on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest.

Boulder Creek Fire

The Boulder Creek Fire is 8 miles west of Lolo Pass Visitor Center. It is on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest. 

BM Hill Fire

The BM Hill Fire is located ten miles north of Powell Junction, and is on both the Nez Perce-Clearwater and Lolo National Forests. There are existing road and trail closures on both forests for public safety due to the BM Hill fire.

Lolo Creek Fire, Missoula Ranger District

The Lolo Creek Fire is located between mile marker 1 and 2 along the Highway 12 corridor, approximately 1 mile west of Highway 12, and 1.5 miles northwest of the Lolo Pass Visitor Center on the Lolo National Forest. 


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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday July 12th, 2021 approx. 08:44 AM
Location35 miles southwest of Missoula, MT
Incident CommanderICT5
Incident DescriptionComplex
Coordinates46.652 latitude, -114.591 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel7
Size5,910 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Closed Timber Litter

Brush (2 feet)

Timbered areas are mixed conifer stands with brush and grasses in the under story along with a moderate load of heavy dead and down material. The burn scars adjacent to the fire area consist of mainly brush and grasses with a heavy load of dead and down material.

The current Energy Release Component is at historic lows for this time of year.

Significant Events

Declared out 10/14/2021.


Planned Actions

An IC will be patrolling the fire daily 9/11/2021 forward.

Projected Incident Activity

12, 24, 48 and 72 hour time frames: No fire spread likely.


100 % of the fire perimeter was declared contained on September 14, 2021.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Chances for showers and thunderstorms.