The Indian Ridge Fire started by lightning on July 7th in the Indian Creek drainage in Idaho’s Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. It is burning five miles from the Idaho/Montana border and is approximately 30 miles southwest of Darby, MT.
The fire is burning in very steep, rugged, and remote terrain with heavy surface fuels and dead standing timber making access for firefighters difficult and dangerous.
Fire managers are utilizing a point protection strategy to prevent any critical wilderness infrastructure from being negatively impacted by the fire.
|Current as of||Fri, 09/30/2022 - 10:36|
|Date of Origin|
|Location||30 Miles SW of Darby - Selway Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho|
|Incident Commander||Russ Buzzell, Type 4|
45° 47' 4'' Latitude
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||0%|
Ponderosa Pine & Douglas-fir. Also Sub Alpine Fir and Lodgepole Pine in higher elevations.
Cool and wet weather has set in the past few days minimizing fire behavior.
Area/trail closures are now in place. Protection efforts are underway for infrastructure along the corridor road to the west/south.
|Projected Incident Activity||
Low/Moderate fire activity and spread. Anticipate fire spread to the NE in Schofield/Indian Creek and to the S in Steep Gulch/Test Creek.
This week will start out cool and wet with moderate precipitation. Warm and dry conditions will build back in throughout the rest of the week.