With snow on the ground, there is very little activity expected in the near future, and potentially for the season. The Wall Creek Fire was started by lightning on 9 September and discovered on 10 September by Spotted Bear Lookout. Initial size-up put it at 2-3 acres in a fairly remote portion of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.
Because of the remoteness and few values at risk, fire managers have chosen a point protection/contain-confine strategy for the fire.
The fire grew to 230 acres on 14 September.
|Date of Origin||Sunday September 09th, 2012 approx. 03:16 PM|
|Location||30 miles SE of Swan Lake, MT in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area|
Fire burned in heavy timber. Mostly Subalpine Fir and Spruce.
Terrain is difficult. Steep and remote.
Fire will continue to be monitored closely. Maintaining the safety of the public in the area will be the highest priority.