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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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March 26, 2022 Prescribed Fire Update

Bitterroot Spring RX Fire 2022 Prescribed Fire
Announcements – 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 place at this time, but please be aware firefighters are working in the area. Smoke will be visible between Lake Como and Lost Horse and is expected to dissipate later in the day.

There are 30 firefighters, including Bitterroot Hotshots, and two engines assigned to the burn. Underburning in this area will reduce surface fuels such as pine needles and dead vegetation and enhance forage availability and quality for wildlife. Firefighters will monitor and patrol this burn for the next few days.

For more information about prescribed fire planned on the forest this spring, or to see maps and photos of treatment areas visit the maps and photos tab.