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Bear Creek Fire

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

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Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF issues Bear Creek Fire Closure Order 8/13/2020

Bear Creek Fire Wildfire
Closures – 8/14/2020

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest issues Bear Creek Fire Closure Order

Dillon, MT August 13, 2020 -. Officials for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest issued an Area and Trail Closure to protect public safety due to the Bear Creek Fire that started Tuesday, August 11. The cause of the fire was lightning. The forest order and map of the closure area are posted on the website, https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/bdnf/alerts-notices. The complete signed Order number 2020-D1-017 and map is located on our website, https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd780316.pdf.  The order is in effect until December 31, 2020, or until rescinded.

The closed area is depicted on the map attached as Exhibit A and herby incorporated into this order. This area is generally described as beginning at the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Boundary south of Lemhi Pass T10S R15W Sec 21 south to T10S R15W Sec 28 east to T10S R15W Sec 34, south to T10S R15W Sec 34, East to T10S R14W Sec 31, south to T11S R14W Sec 19, east to T11S R14W Sec 21 south to T12S R14W sec 16, southwest to T12S R14W Sec 13, north west following the Continental Divide Trail to T10S R15W Sec 19 and proceeding east to Lemhi Pass at T10S R15W Sec 2.

Additionally, the Continental Divide Trail on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge and Salmon-Challis National Forests is closed from Goldstone Pass T21N R24E Sec 14 south to Bannock Pass T17N R26E sec8., excluding any areas under jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management.

The closure applies to all National Forest System (NFS) lands including roads and trails (including the Continental Divide Trail), depicted on the attached map Attachment A.

Questions about the order may be directed to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Supervisor’s Office and Dillon Ranger District, 406-683-3900.

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