Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725
The Trail Ridge Fire is burning on the Wisdom District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest as well as on the Darby-Sula District of the Bitterroot National Forest. Incident Commander Zach Lee is currently reporting this fire to be 17,157 acres. An InfraRed acreage mapping mission has been requested and when that request is filled, acreage for this fire will be updated on InciWeb. You can find this incident on InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8365/
Recent warming and drying weather conditions resulted in more activity on this fire yesterday, resulting in visible smoke to the communities of Sula, as this fire burned in areas of green timber. This fire has not breached the containment lines nor Management Action Points established by Fire Personnel.
Fire Leadership and crews are working to address hot-spots on the fire, strengthening containment lines, and monitoring for any changes in fire behavior.
WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR
Continued warm and dry conditions are expected tomorrow, with a high of 80 and variable, light winds. It is expected that the fire will have similar fire behavior tomorrow.
CLOSURES AND SPECIAL MESSAGES
The most current Closure Order for the Trail Ridge Fire is effective as of 22SEP22 and can be viewed in full at https:// www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/bdnf/alerts-notices
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday August 26th, 2022 approx. 01:15 PM|
|Location||22 miles NW of Wisdom MT|
|Incident Commander||Zach Lee|
|Coordinates||45.78 latitude, -113.867 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||65%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM|
Heavy Logging Slash
Brush (2 feet)
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Div A: Monitor fire behavior and implement suppression repair as fire behavior allows.
Div Z: Continue chipping operations. Continue to monitor fire behavior and implement suppression strategies appropriate to fire behavior and movement.
Div N: Implement suppression repair as fire behavior allows. Continue to monitor fire behavior and implement suppression strategies appropriate to fire behavior and movement.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Minimal fire perimeter growth along the 4B Creek and Tolan Creek drainages. Minimal perimeter growth anticipated in Div A on the west, south, and east edges of the fire.
24 hours: Fire will continue to spread north along the 4B Creek and Tolan Creek drainages. Minimal perimeter growth anticipated in Div A on the west, south, and east edges of the fire.
Using an Operational Objective Weighted Matrix to report completion percentage. The operational objectives (and their % of total planned operations) consist of: Point protection (20%), Indirect line
(40%), Burning operations (20%), Confine/contain (5%), Monitor (5%), and Suppression Repair (10%).
Anticipated cold front moving into the area with predicted moisture of 0.25 to 0.5" over the next three days.