Sunday afternoon July 29, 2012 the Elbow Fire Crews have been making good progress on the spot fires that showed up yesterday and have been keeping any interior burning to a minimum. Today the fire had little significant growth.
More trail closures have been implemented, however they are due to fire activitiy from the Flathead National Forest as well as the Triple Divide Fire from the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Please refer to the Closure section.
Saturday afternoon July 28, 2012 the Elbow Pass Fire experienced dry winds and again began spotting outside of the southeastern corner were handlines had been dug. Three spots over Straight Creek with 2 of them smoldering in an old burned area with little potential to burn. The third spot was immediately hit with helicopter water buckets and is estimated to be about 1.5 acres in size. Other spots that did not cross Straight Creek were handled by fire fighters.
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 12th, 2012 approx. 12:40 PM|
|Location||25 miles WSW of Augusta|
|Incident Commander||Alex Brooke|
Firea area has a mix of timber, including forest litter and understory. Rocky areas and cliff bands are also in the area. A number of old burns are in the vicinity.
Smoldering and creeping. In areas the fire has burned into the old cigarette rock fire of 2006.
Trail closures are in place in the area
Continue to hold and improve fire line on the South and Sountheast side of the fire toward Bunyan Point.
Trail closures are in effect for the fire area.