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Twist Creek

Unit Information

Bitterroot National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1801 North 1st Hamilton Montana 59840
Hamilton, MT 59840

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September 11, 2022Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Twist Creek Fire started by lightning on August 23rd is located 28 miles southeast of Elk City, Idaho and 2 miles south of Sabe Vista along the Magruder Corridor in Idaho’s Frank Church of No Return Wilderness.

Structure protection  has been complete at the  Horse Heaven Cabin and along the Magruder Corridor. Fire managers are utilizing a point protection strategy to prevent any critical wilderness infrastructure from being negatively impacted by the fire. 


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday August 23rd, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Location28 miles southeast of Elk City, ID
Incident CommanderType 4
Coordinates45.627 latitude, -114.951 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel5
Size2,316 Acres
Fuels Involved

Primarily log pole pine with some fir and sub alpine fir.

Significant Events

Cool and wet weather has set in the past few days minimizing fire behavior.


Projected Incident Activity

Limited fire activity and spread is expected. Potential for increased fire activity if another extended warm/dry period develops.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.