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Hay Creek

Unit Information

Flathead National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
650 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell, MT 59901

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Photo taken from helicopter on east side of Hay Creek Fire showing a mix of burned and unburned areas.Image options: [ Full Size ]

October 14, 2021 Final Update: The Hay Creek Fire was declared Contained on September 14, 2021, and declared Controlled on October 12, 2021. As of October 13, 2021 all closures related to the fire have been lifted.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday July 21st, 2021 approx. 05:45 PM
LocationApproximately 4 miles west of Polebridge, Montana
Coordinates48.778 latitude, -114.431 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size2,894 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Dense mixed conifer and lodgepole stands and mature timber with heavy down/dead and intermixed grass-shrub component at lower elevations.


Projected Incident Activity


Contained on September 14, 2021. Controlled October 12, 2021 at 1630. All closures lifted as of October 13, 2021.

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