An engine crew and a 10 person hand crew is working to extinguish this fire. Another fire was spotted yesterday by a hiker near Goldstone Peak, on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in Montana. A helicopter from the Salmon-Challis National Forest responded and dropped water on this fire and 4 heli-rappellers are fighting this 0.1 acre fire.
A lightning fire spotted by a wood cutter at Williams Creek Summit, on the Cobalt-Salmon Ranger District was put out by the wood cutter and a Bureau of Land Management engine crew.
Two small fires were detected, the White and Norton fires, near White Creek on the Middle Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The Votler Fire southwest of Gibbonsville on the North Fork Ranger District was contained yesterday at 0.5 acres. The Sage Creek Fire was also declared contained yesterday.
The Merino Fire near Indian Springs on the Middle Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness is approximately 8 acres and is being managed, along with the Halstead and Bench Fires, by Houseman’s NIMO team.
The lightning caused Bear Fire, burning near Bear Creek Point in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, near the southern boundary of the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District is 3 acres and is unstaffed due to other forest priorities and lack of adjacent fuels.
For more information on the fires on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, including the latest closures, maps, and fire photos visit www.inciweb.org/unit/46. Air quality information from a monitor at the North Fork Ranger District is available at www.satguard.com/usfs/fleet.aspx.