Location: 4.5 miles northwest of Pintler Lake
45° 52.238 113° 31.252
Incident Commander: Kendall Wilson
Acres Burned: 20
· 2 Type 3 Helicopters
· 2 Hotshot crews – Lewis and Clark Hotshots and Lolo Hotshots
· 4 Smoke Jumpers
· Misc. Overhead
Summary: The lightning caused Beaver Creek Fire, located in the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness Area, is 20 acres and located on steep terrain in beetle infested lodgepole pine with lots of snags. The Mussigbrod Fire of 2000 is located directly to the west of the fire.
Last night 4 smoke jumpers parachuted onto the fire. The fire was actively burning with isolated torching and spotting ahead of the main fire. Current conditions were unseasonably warm temperatures and low humidity. Temperatures during the night dropped into the low 30’s and humidity had good recovery. Today 2 hotshot crews will be flown to the fire and begin digging line around the perimeter of the fire. Full suppression strategy will be used on this fire.
There is a trail closure order (2013 – D2/D3-042) associated with this fire.
With the current dry weather conditions, officials are advising people to be cautious with fire when recreating outdoors. Make sure your fire is completely out. Stay on designated roads and trails with your vehicles, and extinguish cigarettes completely.
For more information about the Beaver Creek Fire go online to inciweb.nwcg.gov and click on Beaver Creek.