Trail Creek Fire At 9544 Acres

Trail Creek Fire


Current as of 7/15/2021, 10:02:36 AM



Current Situation


Total Personnel: 66

Size: 9,544 Acres Estimated

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

Activity:

Fire on the north side Of the Trail creek fire is spotting into the rat creek burn of 2007 and actively burning.

Significant Events

Fire remains very active with extremely dry fuels and heavy dead and down. Single and group tree torching, with short range spotting is expected.



Planned Actions: Continue with point source protection on existing FS cabins and the NPS Big Hole Battlefield. Confine and contain the fire where there are opportunities with the highest degree of success.


Projected Incident Activity: 12 hours: Fire will continue to grow in all directions due to the heavy fuel loading and Beetle kill trees. Fire will continue to impact the Hwy 43 corridor and Pioneer Scenic Byway. Terrain driven runs with short range spotting, group torching and passive crown fires are anticipated.


24 hours: The fire will threaten several private residences and continue to impact the Hwy 43 corridor. The fire will continue to spot and move in all directions. Terrain and wind driven runs with short range spotting, group torching, and passive crown fires are anticipated.



48 hours: The fire will threaten several private residences and continue to threaten and impact the Hwy 43 corridor. The fire will continue to spot and move in all directions. Terrain driven runs with short range spotting, group torching and passive crown fires are anticipated.


72 hours: The fire will threaten 9 private residences and continue to impact the Hwy 43 corridor. The fire will continue to spot and move in all directions.


Anticipated after 72 hours: The fire will be a long term event and will burn through the fire season until a season ending event produces moisture. If fire receives moisture, it will slow the growth but maintain its presence.





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