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West Fork Fire

Unit Information

Kootenai National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923
Libby, MT 59923

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Incident Contact

Kootenai National Forest
Email: wsykes@fs.fed.us
Phone: 406-293-6211
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00 pm M-F

Announcements — West Fork Fire

Command of the West Fork Fire Transfers to a Type 3 Organization 9/25/17 Released: 9/24/2017
At 2pm on Monday September 25,2017, command of the West Fork Fire will transfer to a local Type 3 organization under the command of Grant
Pre-Evacuation is lifted for all areas in Lincoln County Released: 9/21/2017
September 21, 2017; 12:51pmEFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYPre-Evacuation is lifted for all areas in Lincoln County. Pipe Creek will be open to through traffic Saturday September 23, 2017 at 9am. Fire Crews are...
West Fork Fire Community Meeting Released: 9/16/2017
The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team has scheduled a Community Meeting for the West Fork Fire for Monday, September 18. The meeting will be held at the Libby Christian Church, 100...
Donations Released: 9/14/2017
We are receiving many offers of donations to help our firefighters. Thank you for these generous offers, but we don't have a system in place to accept donations or storage capacity for donations. If...
Map and photograph issue. Released: 9/12/2017
There has been an issue with maps and photographs posting correctly on Inciweb. For current maps of both the West Fork and Moose Peak fires visit our Facebook Page:...
West Fork Fire Afternoon Update 09.10 Released: 9/10/2017
West Fork Afternoon Update: A spot fire has been detected on the east side of Pipe Creek Road, near Gold Hill. This is approximately six miles east of Loon Lake area. Helicopters where able to stop...
West Peak Fire Afternoon Update 09/09/17 Released: 9/9/2017
The visiblity has improved today and helicopters have been able to assist the firefighting efforts on both fires. The projected winds have not developed over the #WestForkFire, and the Bobtail Ridge...
Evening Update 09/08/17 Released: 9/8/2017
The burnout operation in the Bobtail Area will continue to burn through the night and burn in areas of unburned fuel within the fire perimeter. The operation was suspended this afternoon, due to the...
Offical Public Meeting Tonight 09.08.17 Released: 9/8/2017
The Rocky Mountain Area Blue Team will be holding a Public Meeting at the Thompson Lake Baptist Camp (also known as Thompson Lake Christian Retreat). Doors will open at 5:30pm, meeting will begin at...
Burnout Operation Progressing in the Bobtail Ridge Area today Released: 9/7/2017
As of 2:00pm, the planned burnout operation on the #WestForkFire is going as expected with a low intensity, backing fire. Crews are lighting from Lindy Peak south to the junction of Quartz Creek Road...