Flathead National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
650 Wolfpack Way Kalispell Montana 59901
Kalispell, MT 59901
All evacuations relating to the Strawberry Fire were lifted early Thursday morning, September 14th, for residents to return to their homes/ranches. All remaining road closures were lifted Friday morning, September 15th. All area closures remain in place. The fire is still being managed by a Type 3 Incident Command Team (ICT) and has a Joint Delegation of Authority letter in place involving the Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs Blackfeet Agency, Blackfeet Tribe, Blackfeet Tribal Police, Montana Department of Natural Resources, and the County Sheriff and Commissioners for Glacier, Pondera, and Teton Counties. This Joint Delegation of Authority letter delegates fire management authority to the ICT3 Team for all fires across multiple jurisdictions.