Bitterroot National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1801 North 1st Hamilton Montana 59840
Hamilton, MT 59840
The Indian Ridge Fire started by lightning on July 7th in the Indian Creek drainage in Idaho’s Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. It is burning five miles from the Idaho/Montana border and is approximately 30 miles southwest of Darby, MT.
The fire is burning in very steep, rugged, and remote terrain with heavy surface fuels and dead standing timber making access for firefighters difficult and dangerous.
Fire managers are utilizing a point protection strategy to prevent any critical wilderness infrastructure from being negatively impacted by the fire.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 07th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||30 Miles SW of Darby - Selway Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho|
|Incident Commander||Russ Buzzell, Type 4|
|Coordinates||45.784 latitude, -114.711 longitude|
Ponderosa Pine & Douglas-fir. Also Sub Alpine Fir and Lodgepole Pine in higher elevations.
Cool and wet weather has set in the past few days minimizing fire behavior.
Area/trail closures are now in place. Protection efforts are underway for infrastructure along the corridor road to the west/south.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Low/Moderate fire activity and spread. Anticipate fire spread to the NE in Schofield/Indian Creek and to the S in Steep Gulch/Test Creek.
This week will start out cool and wet with moderate precipitation. Warm and dry conditions will build back in throughout the rest of the week.