Fact Sheet 8/17/13
Incident: Snow Creek Wildfire
Snow Creek Fire
Detected: August 11, 2013
Location: Approximately 19 miles southeast of Swan Lake, MT
Legal Description: Lat. 47° 41.31, Long. 113°23.46
Current size: 34 acres
Jurisdiction: USDA-FS, Northern Region, Flathead National Forest, Spotted Bear Ranger District
Current Status: The fire is burning in very steep rocky terrain at high elevation in the upper portions of Snow Creek in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The fire is being managed to allow the fire to play its natural role in the wilderness. The fire continues to burn slowly consuming ground brush and forest floor litter. Fire growth is expected to be relatively slow as this fire is sheltered from the prevailing winds. Crews have completed structure protection (wrapping cabins and barns with fire resistant material) at Black Bear cabin site. Sprinklers have been placed on the Black Bear Bridge and around the coral area.
Resources: 7 Forest Service personnel are stationed at Black Bear cabin to assist with structure protection and to provide information to the public traveling in the area.
Closures: No trails closures are associated with this fire.