Alder Creek And Christensen Fires Continue To Grow Expected To Merge

Alder Creek

Size: 10,624 Acres

Containment: 10%

Location: 7 miles west of Wise River, MT

Start Date: July 8, 2021

Cause: Unknown

Total personnel: 299

Alder Creek Fire: The Alder and Christensen fires continue to grow and are expected to join in the near term. Crews will enhance and monitor burnout depth ahead of the main fire and scout additional control features and contingency line placement for feasibility. Structure protection continues to be a priority.


Size: 7,828 Acres

Containment: 0%

Location: 12 miles west of Wise River, MT

Start Date: July 16, 2021

Cause: Unknown

Total personnel: 18

Christensen Fire: The Christensen Fire will remain active today in steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain, growing closer to connecting with the Alder Fire. Firefighters will scout the northern side of the fire for interior control features to utilize to limit growth. Structure protection will continue in Bear Gulch and along Highway 73 and crews will conduct burnouts if conditions are favorable.

Trail Creek

Size: 35,111 Acres

Containment: 0%

Location: 20 miles west of Wisdom, MT