Daily Update - Sept 6, 2013
Incident: Beaver Creek Fire Wildfire
Beaver Creek Fire
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
September 6 2013
Detected: August 30 2013
Location: 18 miles NNW of Wisdom MT near Continental Divide
4.5 miles northwest of Pintler Lake
Incident Commander: Diane Hutton
Acres Burned: 75
Contact: Glenda Scott or Peri Suenram Public Information Officers
Office: (406) 689-3243
The lightning caused Beaver Creek Fire located in the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness Area remains at 75 acres and is located in heavy dead down and bug damaged lodgepole pine. Approximately .3 inches of rain fell on the fire yesterday afternoon and evening.
Because of the inclement weather forecast the Wildland Fire Module was not flown into the fire to begin rehabilitation work on Thursday. Instead the firefighters scouted in preparation for future contingency line locations and collected information in support of the long term management plan. Hutton’s Fire Management Team will be presenting the long term plan to area cooperators on Friday afternoon.
The crew will continue contingency line recon today awaiting improved weather to conduct rehabilitation operations in the fire area.
Today’s weather is expected to be similar to yesterday remaining cool with minimum relative humidity expected at 40%. Moisture is streaming into the region with widespread showers and thunderstorms forecast again. Approximately 2795 lightning strikes were recorded in the general area on Thursday. As weather permits fire managers will fly into the fire area to collect data on fire activity and fuel conditions. The helicopter is also available for initial attack due to the many lightning strikes from area storms.
Trail Closures Rescinded: Trail closures for the Pintler Trail #203 Beaver Creek Trail #3368 and Mystic Trail #3369 are rescinded. Hunters and other forest users are reminded to be careful with fire as drying trends are predicted for next week.
For more information about the Beaver Creek Fire go to inciweb.nwcg.gov and click on Beaver Creek.