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George Lake Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Spotted Bear Ranger District
Phone: 406-758-5376
Hours: 7 days/week, 8:00a - 4:30p

Highlighted Activity

09/10/2022 George Lake Fire Area and Trail Closure
Order Number: # 01-10-04-22-10 U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service Flathead National Forest Spotted Bear Ranger District Area and Trail Closure PROHIBITIONS Pursuant to 16 U.S.C....
Closure - 09/10/2022
The George Lake Fire as seen looking northeast on 9/6/2022Image options: [ Full Size ]

The George Lake Fire was detected on September 6th, 2022. It is burning on the bottom of the slope at the northeast end of George Lake, located in the Bob Marshall Wilderness on the Spotted Bear Ranger District. As of 9/15/2022, the fire is 684 acres; heavy wide-spread smoke across the area has affected the temperature and amount of solar radiation reaching the fire.

The Spotted Bear Ranger District will continue to monitor the fire with reconnaissance and Infrared (IR) Mapping flights as resources allow. Due to the rocky terrain and lack of available fuels, no other actions are planned at this time. A point protection strategy will be implemented to protect values at risk should conditions change.

An official closure order has been posted effective 9/9/2022. New information will be posted as it becomes available. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday September 06th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Incident CommanderUSDA Forest Service
Coordinates47.378 latitude, -113.48 longitude

Current Situation

Size684 Acres
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cooler temperatures and chances of precipitation forecasted to begin Sunday, 09/18/2022 and through the week.