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Bitterroot Spring RX Fire 2022

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

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Announcements — Bitterroot Spring RX Fire 2022

Prescribed Burning Update Darby-Sula Ranger District – May 5, 2022 Released: 5/5/2022
Pending favorable conditions, crews from the Darby-Sula Ranger District will conduct underburning operations on up to 85 acres this afternoon in the Como-Horse Lick units located north of Lake Como....
April 8, 2022 Prescribed Fire Update Larry Bass Released: 4/8/2022
 Ignitions are complete and we are wrapping up today's 600-acre prescribed burn at Bass Creek Recreation Area. Crews successfully completed all the acres in today's project area.Folks may continue...
April 8, 2022 Larry Bass Update Released: 4/8/2022
Operations are going well on the 600 acre prescribed burn in the Bass Creek recreation area. Ignitions began around noon and by 3:30 PM, firefighters have completed 70% of the target area, (approx....
Morning Briefing is Underway at Bass Creek Released: 4/8/2022
 The morning briefing is underway at Bass Creek for today's spring burning operations. Ignition time is scheduled around noon and there are 40 firefighters, including the Bitterroot Hotshots and...
March 28, 2022 Prescribed Fire Update Released: 3/28/2022
Smoke will be visible north of Lake Como this afternoon as Bitterroot National Forest firefighters are completing a prescribed burn in the Como/Horse Lick units south of Lost Horse. 15 firefighters...
March 27, 2022 Prescribed Fire Update Released: 3/27/2022
Underburning operations will continue today up to 100 acres in Bunkhouse Creek, south of Lake Como to reduce fuel and restore healthy forest conditions.  Ignitions are expected to begin around 11:30...
March 26, 2022 Prescribed Fire Update Released: 3/26/2022
Firefighters will continue ignitions on the Como/Horse Lick prescribed burn today north of Lake Como. Ignition time is scheduled around noon and crews hope to burn 45 acres. No trail closures are in...
March 25, 2022 Prescribed Fire Update Released: 3/25/2022
If you see smoke this afternoon north of Lake Como, firefighters are continuing their prescribed fire activities in the Como/Horse Lick units north of Como and South of Lost Horse. These photos were...
March 24, 2022 Prescribed Fire Update Released: 3/24/2022
Weather permitting, Bitterroot National Forest firefighters are planning to conduct underburning operations today north of Lake Como. 25 acres are scheduled and ignition time is 1pm. 13 firefighters...