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Trail Creek Fire

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

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Trail Creek, Alder Creek, Christensen and Black Mountain Update 7.30.21

Trail Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 7/30/2021

Trail Creek Fire Update July 30, 2021

Trail Creek Fire: On Thursday, higher humidity and water drops from a Type 1 helicopter helped minimize fire activity in the drainages west of the Continental Divide. On Friday, crews will continue to identify primary and secondary control lines and tie into previously completed fuel treatments above Gibbonsville. Engine crews will continue to support structure protection in Gibbonsville. Firefighters will improve the Lost Trail Rd on the northwest portion of the fire and the Foothills Rd along the southeast. Strategic firing operations will occur as needed.

Major Closures:
-Hwy 43 and Pioneer Byway remain open. Motorists are asked to slow down and be on the alert for firefighters, heavy smoke, and downed trees. Please check the Montana DOT Road Report website: MDT.MT.gov/travinfomobile for current status.
-Continental Divide Trail: Closed from Lemhi Pass north to Mussigbrod Creek.
-Big Hole National Battlefield is closed until further notice. North and South VanHouten, Miner Lakes, Twin Lakes and May Creek Campgrounds are closed.
-Forest Closure orders are in effect for all three fires.

Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF Closures Salmon-Challis NF: Salmon-Challis NF Closures Smoke: The MT air quality alert for Beaverhead County: http://todaysair.mt.gov ID Air Pollution Forecast for Lemhi County: https://airquality.deq.idaho.gov/home/map

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in effect SW Montana: https://www.mtfireinfo.org
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect Central ID: https://www.idl.idaho.gov/fire-management/firerestrictions-finder/ Evacuations: Beaverhead County Sheriff has Stage 2 Evacuation Orders in effect for Alder Creek Community, Southside of Hwy 43 from Alder Creek Road to Dickie Bridge, and the westside of Pioneer Scenic Byway from airport to Harriet Lou Road Beaverhead
Sheriff Lemhi County Sheriff has contacted threatened residences on west side of Trail Creek fire in Idaho and placed in “Set” evacuation status. Info: 208-756-8980.

Inciweb: Alder Creek: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7641/
Trail Creek: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7634/
Christensen: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7702/ Black Mountain: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7691

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