The Chrandal Creek Fire is now 100% contained and several of the fire crews are being released or re-assigned.
The lightning caused fire was detected on July 6th and burned 2,562 acres in Montana and Idaho.
The fire camp near the West Fork Ranger District is being dismantled today (Aug. 7th). All trail & road closures on the Bitterroot National Forest have been lifted.
Beginning Wednesday, August 8th, the fire will be in patrol status and will be monitored daily by air, lookout, and ground patrols for any changes.
For the latest information contact the West Fork Ranger District at (406) 821-3269.
|Date of Origin||Friday July 06th, 2012 approx. 04:00 PM|
|Incident Commander||Doug Demoss|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday August 07th, 2012 approx. 09:00 AM|
Fire camp located near the West Fork Ranger District is being dismantled today (Aug. 7) and several crews are being released from the fire which is now 100% contained. All road/trail closures associated with the Chrandal Creek fire have been lifted on the Bitterroot National Forest.
Beginning Wednesday, August 8th the fire will be in patrol status and will be monitored by air, lookout, and ground patrols.
Thanks go out on behalf of the Bitterroot & Salmon-Challis National Forests to all the dedicated and hard working firefighters, incident management teams, and professionals who've worked on this incident since July 8, 2012!!