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Bear Creek Fire

Unit Information

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725

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Announcements — Bear Creek Fire

Smoke and Haze Increases Across Portions of Montana Released: 8/20/2020
Portions of Montana are seeing increasing smoke and haze today, as smoke from fires primarily in California disperses and circulates through the atmosphere. Visit the AirNow Fire and Smoke map...
Bear Creek Fire active on the southern flank this afternoon Released: 8/17/2020
 As forecast, the Bear Creek fire is seeing active fire behavior along its southern edge due to hot, dry, and windy conditions. A smoke column is highly visible from the Idaho side. The fire has not...
Central Idaho Fire Restrictions Area Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Released: 8/17/2020
CENTRAL IDAHO FIRE RESTRICTIONS AREA IMPLEMENTS STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone is at VERY HIGH Fire Danger.    Salmon, ID-August 17, 2020   Interagency fire...
Air Tankers Help Firefighters on Bear Creek Fire 08/15/2020 Released: 8/15/2020
Air tankers have been ordered to put down additional retardant along the 1883 road, similar to operations from yesterday.  Efforts will help the ground crews hold the fire line along the southern...
Be Aware and Stay Clear Released: 8/15/2020
Fire aircraft are using Clark Canyon Reservoir as a water source.  Recreationists are asked to please maintain distance from areas that are being
Air Tankers to Assist Crews with Burn Out Operations Released: 8/14/2020
Burnout operations are going well along the 1883 road on the southern flank of the fire. Air tankers have been ordered and are inbound to help hold the line along the road. The retardant will assist...
Air Tankers Help Firefighters Pre-Treat Fire Line 08/14/2020 Released: 8/14/2020
Three large air tankers dropped retardant along the southern portion of the fire line this morning, to pre-treat the fire line. This effort increases the longevity of effectiveness of the...