What: Wildland Fire Update
Location: Twin Lakes Fire one mile north of Stuart Peak in Rattlesnake Wilderness; Hayes Creek Fire three miles west of main Blue Mountain trailhead
Summary: Twin Lakes Fire -- Six helitack crew members were dispatched to the Twin Lakes fire this morning and continued mop-up and fireline improvement. The fire continues to spot and firefighters are working to contain and control those spot fires. They have been able to keep the fire from spreading upslope and into heavier timber. The fire is now 2.5 acres. Hayes Creek Fire -- This lightning caused fire is approximately three miles west of the main Blue Mountain trailhead and was reported to the Missoula Interagency Dispatch Center earlier today. A helicopter was dispatched and began dropping water early this afternoon and that effort was successful in keeping the fire from spreading significantly. The helicopter was released from the fire and four engines from the USFS and DNRC are currently suppressing the fire, which is currently less than one acre.
Terrain: Twin Lakes Fires is in remote, steep terrain near the boundary of the Rattlesnake Wilderness and Rattlesnake Recreation area. The Hayes Creek Fire is in heavy timber on moderate slopes, but with good road access.
Closures: No closures in place. Fore the Twin Lakes Fire signs are posted at some trail locations to advise public of fire suppression activities
Additional Info: No threats to structures or property
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