Powell SBW West Complex is a lightning caused wildfire detected on 8/9/2012. It is located 45 miles WSW of Lolo, MT. in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The complex has spot fires located around Bear Mountain Lookout - the largest is the Queen Fire and it is a threat to the lookout. The complex is being managed as a Point Zone Protection Wildfire. JERRY JOHNSON HOT SPRINGS IS CLOSED DUE TO FIRE ACTIVITY.
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 09th, 2012 approx. 04:00 PM|
|Location||45 miles WSW of Lolo, MT|
|Incident Commander||Kevin Barger|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday November 01st, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Backing with occasional single and group tree torching.
Continue to monitor fire spread and smoke.
Continue to monitor fire behavor and smoke with Lookouts and Air Patrol. Assess need to continue structure protection around Bear MTN Lookout.