Alder Creek, Trail Creek, And Christensen Fire Update 07/23/2021

Alder Creek

Current Size: 6,522 Acres

Current Containment: 3%

Resources Assigned:

Total personnel: 322

Engines: 16

Hand crews: 6

Alder Creek Fire: Today has the potential for increased fire activity due to the

higher temperature and lower humidity. Increased smoke is expected to be

visible today. Crews remain focused on improving containment lines and

protecting structures.

Trail Creek

Current Size: 24,435 Acres

Current Containment: 0%

Resources Assigned:

Total personnel: 147

Engines: 4

Hand Crews: 4

Trail Creek Fire: The fire is holding on Montana side of state border. Firefighters

will continue holding lines and working hotspots by improving existing fuel breaks

along the western fire perimeter. A high area of focus is continued work creating

a shaded fuel break along Anderson Road. Along the Continental Divide, crews

are focusing suppression efforts to keep the fire out of the Salmon-Challis NF and

protect the community of Gibbonsville. Firefighters will continue preparing

Foothills Rd on the southeast fire perimeter.


Current Size: 229 Acres

Current Containment: 0%

Resources Assigned: 1

Total personnel: 1


Hand Crews:

Christensen Fire: Fire is backing into Toomey Creek drainage. No structures are

threatened at this time. Firefighters are identifying control lines using old roads

and natural features such as creeks and old fire scars.

WEATHER: Red Flag warning to take effect today at 12:00 PM. Drier and warmer

conditions expected across southwest Montana today. Winds are expected to

shift to the western/northwestern direction and could gust to 25 mph. Hot, dry,

and windy conditions are expected across southwest Montana with westerly

wind gusting to 25 mph. Mostly sunny skies with smoke and haze around the


Temp: Max 82-88 F; Humidity: 13-17%

Wind: WNW 10-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.