August 12, 2013 7:30 A.M. Update
The Woodman Saddle has been contained but firefighters are patrolling the fire area today to locate and extinguish any remaining hot spots.
August 10, 2013 0900 Update
Summary: Firefighters are responding to a lightning caused fire one mile east of the Blue Mountain Lookout on the Missoula Ranger District, at about 5,000 feet. The fire was reported to Missoula Interagency Dispatch last night at approximately 9 P.M. Two engines responded last night and one remains on scene. A portion of a Fire Use Module is also currently on scene (five firefighters). No structures are currently threatened and no closures are in place but fire managers are asking the public to avoid the fire area to ensure public safety. Recreationists should avoid the Motorcycle Trail one mile east of Blue Mountain Lookout due to helicopter operations. Motorists should also expect fire operations traffic along the main Blue Mountain Road (Road 365) and use caution.
Location: One mile east of Blue Mountain Lookout, south of Road 365
Size: Three-quarters of an acre
Containment: 0 percent
Resources: One engine, one Fire Use Module, one Type II helicopter on scene. One Type I helicopter and one Type II crew ordered
Closures: No closures in place at this time
Terrain: Timber on moderate slopes
|Date of Origin||Friday August 09th, 2013 approx. 09:00 PM|
|Location||One mile east of Blue Mountain Lookout|
Suppression strategy will utilize aircraft to support firefighters on the ground