Fact Sheet - September 1, 2012 8:30 Am
Incident: Wedge Creek Fire WildfireWedge Creek Fire:
On the Lolo National Forest Seeley Lake Ranger District, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions·
are in effect except
in the Scapegoat Wilderness and the Montour Addition to the Bob Marshall Wilderness. This fire continues to burn in steep terrain, heavy timber and around rock outcroppings in the Montour Addition to the Bob Marshall Wilderness, a remote un-roaded area about two miles south of the Scapegoat Wilderness boundary. The fire is producing a smoke column visible from highway 200. A Red Flag Warning is in effect today from noon to 10pm this evening for gusty winds and low humidity. The fire is burning more actively in the Hayden Creek area and is bumping the edge of the previously burned Conger Fire area that occurred in 2007. Due to heavy fuel loadings with intermittent bug-killed trees, steep slopes and inaccessible terrain it is unsafe to have crews on the ground. At this time, actions will continue to engage the fire in a way that will not place firefighters in danger. No private structures or property are currently threatened by the fire.
Today's Plan: Reconnaissance flights will continue. A GPS perimeter data was not collected yesterday. Actions will continue to engage the fire in a way that will not place firefighters in danger and utilize aircraft to observe and engage the fire as necessary.
Fenn Mountain Trail #88 the entire trail, beginning in T 16 N, R 12 W, Section 3.
Conger Point Trail #468 the entire trail, beginning in T 17 N, R 11 W, Section 31.
Dwight Creek Trail #414 from the junction with Conger Point Trail #468 to Omar Mountain T 17 N, R 12 W, Section 14.
Conger Creek Trail #403 from the junction with Conger Point Trail #468 T 17 N, R12 W, Sec. 23 to the junction with Canyon Point Trail #1437 T17 N, R 11 W, Sec. 29.
· More information about Stage 1 Fire Restrictions can be found at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5388694.pdf