Bitterroot National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1801 North 1st Hamilton Montana 59840
Hamilton, MT 59840
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. Ignition time is scheduled around noon.
Prescribed burning in this area will reduce hazardous fuels from previous management operations. Smoke will likely be visible from Hwy-93 between Lake Como and Lost Horse.
Resources assigned to the burn include 40 firefighters and 3 engines. Crews will patrol and monitor the burning operation for several days.
Interactive Planned Prescribed Fire Map
Prescribed Burn Unit Maps (PDFs)