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Unit Information

1801 North 1st  
1801 North 1st  

Incident Contacts

Tod Mckay
Phone: 406-531-1130
Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm
West Fork Ranger District
Phone: 406-821-3269
Hours: M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm

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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.


Basic Information
Current as of Fri, 09/30/2022 - 10:36
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin
Location 30 Miles SW of Darby - Selway Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho
Incident Commander Russ Buzzell, Type 4
Coordinates 45° 47' 4'' Latitude
-114° 42'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 23
Size 8,953 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 0%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine & Douglas-fir. Also Sub Alpine Fir and Lodgepole Pine in higher elevations.

Significant Events

Cool and wet weather has set in the past few days minimizing fire behavior.

Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

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.