Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725
The Sand Lake fire started on September 1, 2021 approximately 11 miles northeast of Wise River, Montana. Located on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the fire is burning in a Wilderness Study Area and is extremely rugged and rocky terrain. Crews are monitoring fire activity and working with heavy equipment to create fuel breaks to protect values at risk. Fire is moving slowly and growth is minimal.
The fire is being managed by the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team #6, Incident Commander Jay Winfield, along with Alder, Christensen, and Trail Creek fires.
Forest Closure Orders are in effect for the fire area. Please see up to date closure orders at Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF Closure
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday September 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Location||12 miles Northeast of Wisdom, Montana|
|Incident Commander||Jay Winfield, Northern Rockies Team #6|
|Coordinates||45.636 latitude, -113.236 longitude|
Dead, down and standing timber
Minimal, creeping, smoldering
Fire is remote and will be monitored by air.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Fire is being managed by NR Team 6, Jay Winfield IC. The team is also managing, Alder Creek and Trail Creek Fires.