Alder Creek Fire At 2478 Acres With Evacuations

Current as of 7/15/2021, 9:12:56 AM



Total Personnel: 167

Size: 2478 Acres

Estimated Containment Date: Monday November 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM


Planned Actions: Structure protection/point protection around threatened primary structures. Continue construction on indirect line between fire and structures. Strategic burning out along primary control line and around adjacent primary structures.


Projected Incident Activity: 12 hours: Fire spread will continue in all directions. Terrain driven runs with short range spotting, group torching and passive crown fires.


24 hours: Fire spread will continue to the East and North with majority of growth to the South. Terrain and wind driven runs with short spotting, group torching and passive crown fires.


48 hours: Terrain and wind driven runs with short spotting, group torching and passive crown fires.



72 hours: Fire will be threatening 52 primary structures along Hwy 43 and may be threatening the Pioneer Scenic Byway with additional structures.


Anticipated after 72 hours: Fire will be threatening the 32 primary structures along Hwy 43, an additional 20 primary structures along Hwy 73, and may be threatening the Pioneer Scenic Byway with additional structures.


Weather Concerns: Today will be hot and dry followed by abnormally warm

overnight temps and strong thermal belts. Hot, dry, and breezy conditions will occur on Thursday, along with a moderate to high potential for thunderstorms to occur in the area. A Red Flag Warning has been issued. Breezy winds will exist.


Beyond Thursday, even hotter and drier conditions will prevail, with another round of scattered storms across Southwest Montana Friday.



There will be Public Meetings on Alder Creek and Trail Creek fires:

Today, 7/15/2021 6pm at the Wise Creek Community Center

-and-

Friday, 7/16/2021 6pm at the Gibbonsvile Improvement Association (GIA) 30 Gibbonsville Rd, Gibbonsville, ID.


Beaverhead County Sheriff's Office FIRE UPDATE- 07/15/2021 All of Alder Creek will be evacuated today - 17 houses in total Evacuation is necessary in order to protect the lives of area occupants and emergency personnel responding to the incident. Law Enforcement personnel is currently attempting to convey this order/request to citizens door to door.







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